The Banality of Death

In this photo series J.W. Ocker poses plastic skeletons in everyday scenes, creating an intriguing examination of how ordinary death is.  Check out his main website, too: OTIS, or Odd Things I’ve Seen.  It’s my new favorite 🙂

Selfie of the Dead

Skellie is just a normal girl with normal likes and normal habits and a normal Instagram account (@omgliterallydead).  The only difference is that Skellie is a skeleton, and her life is the brainchild of social media manager Dana Herlihey.  So the next time you envy the life of someone on Instagram, remember that they could have the same life as a fake dead girl.

Read more here at Beautiful/Decay.

Down to the bones

Artist Maskull Lasserre takes pre-existing generic wooden sculptures and “recarves” them to display the anatomy beneath the surface.  I find these works very profound.  Beneath the surface of everything we see is a complex reality.  The best writing is able to crack the world open and let us see the innards in all its messy glory.