Elaborate Flowers Crafted from Real Bones of Mice and Rats

Inspired by the cycle of death, decay, and rebirth, Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige uses the bones of dead mice and rats to create meticulously constructed flowers. Called “Honebana” (bone flower), Tokushige's sculptures explore the relationship between death and flowers, which has an equally long history of being associated with one another. Tokushige. explains, "We all will one day become bones and return to the earth. Perhaps by returning to a fundamental state of mind and contemplating bones we can learn something about ourselves.”

Find out more about Hideki Tokushige's work here.