maskull sculpture skelletons 1 Sculptures Re Carved To Reveal Skeletons

maskull sculpture skelletons 2 Sculptures Re Carved To Reveal Skeletons

Michelangelo famously declared that “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Now Maskull Lasserre’s recent series of carving studies, featuring found sculptures that he has re-carved to reveal their skeletons, suggests that every sculpture has a skeleton inside it that is it is the task of another sculptor to discover.

maskull sculpture skelletons 3 Sculptures Re Carved To Reveal Skeletons

Lasserre previously used found objects as material for his enigmatic work, but what’s wonderful about this new work is the way that he creates inadvertent collaborations with the sculptors of the work that he modifies. He adds a new narrative layer to their work by physically chiseling away their original layer.

maskull sculpture skelltons 4 Sculptures Re Carved To Reveal Skeletons

You can see Lasserre’s fantastic sculptural work in a current exhibition at Junior Projects in New York, on view through tomorrow!

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Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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