30 Sep '17, 11pm

Artist's blossoming animal forms depict triumph of life over death

Artist's blossoming animal forms depict triumph of life over death

Yoshida, who has been trained to do decorative metalwork the traditional Japanese way, uses materials like copper and silver to create realistic-looking flower and plant forms -- some of which include actual skulls and skeletons of animals, such as small mammals or birds. A recurring theme is revealing only a bit of bone here or there, while the rest of the sculpture is covered in delicately coloured metal flowers, to give the impression that the animal has just passed on, and the forces of nature are reclaiming the body for renewal and regeneration.

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/culture/metal-animal-sculpture...

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