Mixed-media sculptor John Paul Azzopardi Creates Elaborate Sculptures Made from Bones

Maltese artist John Paul Azzopardi uses bones to create delicate and complex fossilized sculptures that explore the transient nature of life. His figures and objects almost look like highly developed and frightening armatures welded together to form menacing mythological creatures. The basic underlying theme of Azzopardi's artworks communicate existentialist moods, "The bone works are silent." He explains,"They give you an opportunity to relate to its still nature. Rather than continuously exercising the intellect, one could obtain an opportunity to exercise his or her silence by meditating on the artwork."

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via [Beautiful/Decay]