Sculptor Jennifer Trask creates such delicate vintage-style flower displays, you'd never suspect her medium is actually something a bit more macabre.
Trask incorporates many other elements into her work, including vintage gold pieces and other found objects, but the “flowers” that feature in much of her work are mainly carved and shaped from the cured bones (and other parts) of animals – including deer antlers, python ribs and more.
Trask's work was recently featured on Beautiful/Decay, an art site which showcases macabre, erotic and controversial artists (like we did earlier this week, they took note of the creepy, lifelike “Sleepwalker” statue that's been freaking out the students of Wellesley College). The feature calls attention to the magical but strangely organic nature of her delicate sculptures.
“I want to make something that I believe could be real,” the artist explains, “something that could have happened on its own.”
If you dig (no pun intended) bone art, be sure to check out these creepy skeletal vehicles by Singapore sculptor Jitish Kallat!