Hand-Knit Skeleton: Not So Strong Bones

May 17, 2011


Aarguably the most appropriate skeleton for a closet. Get it?! Because it's knit like a sweater you bonehead! *swish*

This is an allegedly complete skeleton (I say allegedly because I didn't see a boner bone. "Boners aren't actually bones." *mind-explodes*) hand-knit by artist Ben Cuevas (NOT Jose Cuervo) as part of an installation piece about calcium and building strong bones or something. It's pretty cool -- like a glass of milk straight from the fridge. "And witch's tits?" No -- those are frozen.

The installation piece Ben Cuevas chose to showcase at The Wassaic Project features a knitted skeleton seated atop a pyramid of Borden's condensed milk cans and a cloud of screen prints on Plexi glass suspended above it. The knitted skeleton is seated in the lotus position. The prints are of disembodied anatomical parts photographed in high resolution with diagrammatic illustrative overlays. Ben conceives of the piece as a reference to material culture and Wassaic's local history (The Borden Company had a condensed milk factory in Wassaic) and a meditation on transcendence. -Bora Mici

Not gonna lie, that was a little too deep for me. "HA -- what isn't too deep for you?! You probably won't even step foot in a kiddy pool!" YOU SHUT UP -- HUMANS CAN DROWN IN LESS THAN TWO INCHES OF WATER! "...you don't bathe do you?" Only in Axe body-spray.

Hit the jump for a whole bunch of closeups.











Ben Cuevas' Website

Thanks to nilblog, who agrees it would be even cooler if you could actually wear it. And it glowed in the dark. And made you sound like Skeletor.

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