INSIDE. OUTSIDE. Anatomy admiration.Photographer, Francois Robert. Bone Art.


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Bone Art by Francois Robert

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Robert’s collection of bone art, titled “Stop the Violence”, uses human bones to recreate guns, grenades, knives and tanks as well as the symbols of the major Western religions.

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Each piece is  five or six feet wide.

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.”

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Artist statement

The human skeleton is a powerful visual symbol. It’s come to represent the “remains”, what’s left after life has ended, after the flesh and mind cease to function.

In my photographs, I use the human skeleton as the formal visual element, the subject of the image. In this manner, the skeleton is both the protagonist and antagonist (the Buddhist notion about, “the duality of man” seems apt). For each photograph I disassemble the modular system of the skeleton and reconfigure the elements to form a new image. These images are man made. Images of aggression, images that cause suffering, devastation and conflict. I intend the images to plant the notion of restraint and charity in an effort to promote peace and tolerance.

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