Thursday, February 08, 2007

dem bones, dem bones


i've long been keen on bones. I used to make myself jewellery from little whitewashed bones i found on the beach and bone mobiles from bushwalks. Femurs, hips and jawbones complete with teeth dangle all over our garden and the bookshelves are loaded with bird, quokka and turtle skulls.

When i discovered osso buco a few years ago, it became one of our winter staples and i amassed a huge supply of those fantastic chunks of smooth white bone because i'm also notorious for not chucking anything away (well chicken carcases and chop bones usually find their way to the bin if the girls don't salvage bits first).

Anyway what i'm getting at is that whiplash has inspired me to get all those bones off the kitchen bench and on to the wall.

Haven't decided where to hang it yet but i think it has to go somewhere near this congan mask.

I'm not sure whether this would be considered a normal use of weird household waste or a creative use of normal household waste but i think i'll plug for the weirdest waste category.


madhatter said...

this is definitely weird use of weird waste.
LOVE it!
you´re right - this absolutely is perfect to hang beneath the mask!

t-da said...

ah this is awsome

Bitterbetty said...

Very cool.. Love it with the mask!

Hilde C. said...

Wow, I think you've created a great piece of art :-)

sunshine said...

Some how it looks like the mask is thinking about the weirdness of this whole thing. I like it though. Have fun with dem bones dem bones sorry I just had to.

Kelly said...

Strangly, I like it...a lot.

jamie said...

I thought of this piece at dinner tonight (we had ham with the center bone slices still in)!I like your contrast of the red behind the bones...I remember once I had ham at a WaffleHouse and wore the bone as a ring for awhile.

Janet said...

This is beautiful, especially with the red. And goes so well with the mask.

I like bones too.

nydampress said...

Wow this is fantastic!

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