Bones, Bugs, and Botany: The Skeletal Sculptures of Cedric Laquieze
Question: What do you get when you mix together animal skeletons, dead insects, and plastic flowers? Answer: A series of sculptures by Amsterdam-based sculptor Cedric Laquieze. For as ghastly as such a combination may sound, his unique combination of organic shapes and colors result in some fascinating artwork that evokes both the wonderous diversity of life and inescapable conclusion of death. For some reason, his flowers and bones sculptures remind me of artwork associated with the Mexican holiday known as Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
Laquieze's work has been exhibited in locations such as Paris, Belgium, Italy, and Germany, and you can read more about him on his blog. Click below for some examples of Laquieze's creations.