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Wim Delvoye’s Creepy Stained Glass Windows Are Made From Recycled X-Rays
Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 24, 2015 @ 9:16 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 4 Comments
This building may look like a standard Gothic cathedral at first glance, but if you take a closer look, you'll be amazed. Thousands of x-rays have been applied to the structure's windows using traditional stained glass-making techniques to create a macabre—yet beautiful—display of skeletons, bones, and teeth.
Artist Wim Delvoye  has proven that he is the master of transforming disused machinery and tires into gorgeous works of art . But the artist also has a sinister side, as this his Chapel series  illustrates rather well. These gorgeous (if gruesome) windows are installed in an intricate chapel made from laser cut steel in the style of a 17th century Flemish Baroque  church.
Delvoye has made over the jewel-toned saints normally depicted in stained glass . One of his creepy creations shows two skeletons in a passionate embrace, hugging and kissing in panels that make up an arched gothic window, with jeweled stained glass diamonds connecting the panels. Other pieces are more abstract: Swirls of spinal columns intersect rows and rows of x-rayed teeth, set against blood red glass. Skulls, spines, and hips intermingle with bold stained glass hues, unified together to make up giant windows.
The translucent x-rays illuminate just as colored glass does , creating a dazzling-yet-morbid display. Using traditional Medieval craftsmanship, these macabre windows create a truly spooky atmosphere. Delvoye is no stranger to the grim and ghastly, as he also dabbled in the macabre  with his series called “Art Farm,” where he tattooed pig skins that were discarded by slaughterhouses in the United States.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/10/Chapel-Skeletons.jpg
 Artist Wim Delvoye: http://www.wimdelvoye.be
 tires into gorgeous works of art: http://inhabitat.com/wim-delvoyes-incredible-rubber-carvings-turn-tires-into-art/
 Chapel series: http://www.wimdelvoye.be/
 Flemish Baroque: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_Baroque_painting
 depicted in stained glass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stained_glass
 illuminate just as colored glass does: http://inhabitat.com/maglight-transforms-magazines-into-a-stained-glass-like-table-lamp/
 dabbled in the macabre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wim_Delvoye
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