The paper-thin substrate Mary-Anne Wensley uses for her sculptures could easily be mistaken for parchment, but no, Wensley uses a material that she finds both captivating and disgusting: dried pig intestines.
By hanging out store-bought sausage casings to dry, the pig intestines are transformed into a parchment-like substrate. This material has been transformed into tiny houses for her Brave New World exhibition and a larger shed-sized building made from over 2,700 pig intestine bricks for Wensley’s current Inescapeable Shelter show.
Wensley has no idea why she started working with pig intestines to create her art: "It’s almost like the material has chosen me," she says.
Stats for Offal Sculptures
Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 9,698 clicks in 376 w
Interest: 3.8 minutes
Concept: Offal Sculptures
Related: 60 examples / 46 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 22 similar articles, including: surreal grotesque art, 40 unusual art exhibits, and offal masterpieces.
More Stats +/-
40 Unusual Art Exhibits
Surreal Grotesque Art
Horrific Museum Ads
Exterior Gut Photography