These Abstract Sculptures Represent Human Body Parts in Provoking Ways

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 2, 2015
References: parisianlaundry & designfaves
French artist Valerie Blass creates abstract sculptures that almost appear to be human bodies, but replace significant parts of the human figure with other textures and objects, like clumped hair or shaggy moss.

In one of the most intriguing pieces, Blass represents a woman's legs, but replaces her torso and head with a large hive-like hairpiece. In others, the human figures sport colored masses, appliance parts and plant formations as upper halves. In one of the abstract sculptures, what appears to be a man's figure is entirely covered in shaggy, overgrown moss.

The abstract sculptures create a provoking, jarring effect in which the viewer is forced to consider the line between what is human and what is not.