Francois Robert has a bone to pick about violence. While some people symbolically have skeletons in their closet, Francois Robert had one in his foot locker. In the mid-90s, he purchased three lockers at an auction from a boarded up school. To his surprise, one had an artificial skeleton in it. He had no idea what to do with the silly thing.
See his beautiful works of art here.
Fearful of death, a concept I personally understand so vividly, he decided to utilize some of the free time he had and make art from the bones. He is quoted as saying, “the bones are something left behind, a form of memory. I try to treat that person on my studio floor with respect.”
Francois has always been interested in the gruesomeness of bones. He has had a lot of experience photographing them in years past. Hauntingly beautiful, and wickedly magical, Francois gets on his hands and knees and carefully picks each bone and places them in intricate formations. Each picture took a day to photograph.
See slide-shows of his works of art here and here.
Last year, the talented photographer won the Lucie Award for his mesmerizing and fantastic art. This amazing photographer once spent five weeks photographing 140 animal skulls from the Field Museum of Natural History. Often what is left behind after war, catastrophes and horrible destruction are just bones of what used to be a living and productive society. This is how the artist expresses his disgust about what the world has become.
You can see more of his works here and here.
I really like the photographer’s images of Faces.
You must check out the artist’s official website for more gruesome and haunting images from surprising materials and canvases! That link can be found here.