There is no doubt this is creepy, but it’s one of those things that is so creepy it’s actually interesting. We’ve written about art created from a human skeleton before, so I suppose it makes sense now to write about art created from human ashes.
I admit, when my beloved dog Daisy died, I had him (yes, he was a boy named Daisy) cremated. I have his ashes in a little tin in my house where I can always see it. I couldn’t imagine creating a sculpture from Daisy’s ashes, and I sure as hell couldn’t imagine doing it from a person’s ashes. However, I guess that’s not the point.
The point here is recycling and reusing. The artist, Wieki Somer, put all of these sculptures together in a series called “Consume or Conserve.” In her defense, she did create this art as respectfully as possible. Not only does she display the person’s name, but there is also a special meaning behind each sculpture. Whether it’s a vacuum cleaner, a toaster, a bird, or a honeycomb, each sculpture symbolizes life in one way or another. It’s almost like each one of these people has a personalized memorial. Nah, no matter how I look at this, I still can’t wrap my brain around it. I hope nobody turns me into a sculpture after I’m dead.
[via 1800recycling, Design Boom]