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Bizarre Sculptures Fuse Together Humans and Animals

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Liu Xue

Though we may look different, and though our methods of communication are worlds apart, us humans are all around not unlike the animals that we eat, hunt and make pets out of.  In fact, some of our features and body parts are very similar to the ones found on our animal friends, which is why overweight people are often referred to as pigs, while those with less meat on their bones may be criticized for having 'chicken legs.'  I can only assume these sorts of insults served as the inspiration for Chinese artist Liu Xue's 'We Are The World' sculptures, though perhaps I'm totally off base in typing that.

Liu Xue

Regardless, Xue's highly unusual hybrid creatures walk the line between horrifying and oddly beautiful, the upper body of a man joined with the lower body of a dog in one, and the wings of a chicken tearing out of the back of a woman in another.  Other pieces fuse together humans with a bat, a frog and a walrus, each one serving as a highly unique way of showing how similar we really are to the animals many of us think we have little in common with.  Again though, that's totally just my interpretation.

Liu Xue

You can see all of Xue's hybrid sculptures over on the website Modernism, where we spotted these awesome creations.

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