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Fragile Skeletons: Dynamic Animal Sculptures Made from Salvaged Driftwood

by , 07/18/14

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Artist Giovanni Longo created “Fragile Skeletons,” a series of skeletal sculptures made of wood salvaged from the beach. Fascinated by the weathered character of driftwood, Longo used found branches and sticks to precisely recreate the skeletons of various animals down to the individual notches on the spine. The marks and scratches in the wood are left exposed, which give a sense of vulnerability to his dynamic artwork. “The wood is a sincere material that does not deny its own past and its own history,” says Longo.

+ Giovanni Longo


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