Francois Robert spent hundreds of hours arranging the real bones of a single human skeleton into a series of striking iconic shapes, each five or six feet wide. He titled the beautiful yet eerily haunting series, 'Stop the Violence.'" "In the mid-90’s, during an auction from an old school, I purchased 3 metal lockers and to my surprise one of them held a real, full size articulated skeleton," he says. "For years I had it displayed in one of the rooms in my studio and I often wondered what else I could do with it. Finally the idea came to me to explore the idea of disassembling the skeleton and rearranging the bones, and from that process came the series 'Stop the Violence.'” Robert confesses that more than anything else he is motivated by the fear of death. "The bones are something left behind, a form of memory. I try to treat that person on my studio floor with respect."

Francois Robert's website via design observer, accidental mysteries
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  • Achei bom demais achar uma utilidade estética para tanto osso desperdiçado
    Lindas imagens, gostaria de poder ver ao vivo. parabéns
  • Too bad the Tea Party didn't see that Hammer & Sickle piece it would have been perfect for their Obama is a comunist health care protests.
  • Whoa...pretty daring. But effective.
  • wow wow wow
  • WOW!
  • Wow, very poignant.
  • Awesome pieces but they fact that they're made from real human bones freak me out O.o'
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