Dead things make lively art – slide show

Dead things don’t always belong in a grave. They make some fantastic art. We’re not talking about art that simply depicts dead things, like Georgia O’Keeffe’s skull-happy paintings or a rendition of the suicidal Marat slumped lifeless in his bathtub. We’re talking about actual parts, pieces or entire skeletons of dead things. No home is artistically complete without at least one skull, spinal column or stuffed raccoon. My brother once had a femur hanging from his kitchen ceiling. Dead things work well au natural, or you can paint, decorate or draw on them to further enhance their beauty. You can…

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