The human body is composed of 18% carbon, but San Francisco-based sculptor Agelio Batle (previously featured here) has created a life-size human skeleton that’s 100% carbon. Entitled Ash Dancer, this graphite skellington is a both art and artistic medium.

“When placed on a custom made high-frequency vibrating table, the bones of the skeleton rub marks onto the surface, slowly creating an outline of its own form. The more the work rubs against the table, the more of itself is left behind, slowly transforming the graphite from sculpture to abstract drawings which Batle refers to as Ash Dances.”

Batle’s Ash Dancer is currently part of the murmer | tremble exhibition at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco which runs through December 29, 2016.

Visit Agelio Batle’s website to check out more of his beautiful graphite objects, some of which are available for purchase via the Colossal Shop.

[via Colossal and Gizmodo]


Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… And it’s got flower growing out of its head! These awesome Frankenstein Flowerpots are the work of Oregon-based sculpture artist Kat Bones. Each ceramic monster pot measures 9″x10″x10″ and is hand-painted with an underglaze. Kat makes green, white and unpainted versions, all of which are sold through her Kat Bones Etsy shop. She also takes custom orders for different colors. or any custom color you can think of.

Visit Kat Bones’ Facebook page and Etsy shop to check out more of her wonderfully monstrous creations.

[via Nerd Approved]

“Luxury Problems” by Hannes Hummel

“Based on Andy Stott’s record »Luxury Problems« I created a set of 3 busts. In the same vein as his sample oriented, dark & chopped song structure, the process and methods used to create every bust are basically the same — with the help of »Autocad 123d catch« I scanned several stone sculptures and bones, recreated & remixed them digitally and created a set of surreal busts.”

thru Apr 25:

From the Vow Made
 Janine Antoni

Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 W24th St., NYC

Janine Antoni’s solo exhibition includes a collection of seven sculptural works and a video collaboration with choreographer Stephen Petronio. These new works emerge from her study of milagros, sculptural votive offerings used in latin cultures. Ranging from body parts to domestic objects, milagros are often hung in churches as symbols of things in life requiring prayer, healing and protection. Antoni’s milagros are prayers for embodiment.