This Haunting Archaeological Sculpture Was Cast Using Dark Grey Ash

By: David Ingram - Dec 20, 2015
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Artist Daniel Arsham has created this somber sculpture of a woman using pieces of volcanic grey ash as a base.

The New York-based artist created this haunting piece of art to represent a sort of fictional archaeological find from the future. The figure was cast using grey ash and rocks sourced from a volcano, and was also purposely done to look partially incomplete. The figure is missing most of her torso and legs, but can be seen wearing contemporary clothing including a collared shirt, jeans and even Nike sneakers.

This strange image is made all the more compelling when the viewer take a closer look into the finer details Arsham has added. The sculpture's broken limbs and wounds are punctuated by white geometric crystal shards that almost seem to resemble the appearance of exposed bones.