Looking like something out of the David Cronenberg film eXistenZ, these animal bone guns serve as a creepy yet oddly beautiful reminder of the killing power that weapons have.
They were created by artist Bruce Mahalski who has a penchant for using atypical materials to produce his work. The bones he used for the pieces come from a variety of woodland creatures and, although they look like some sort of destructive demon blaster forged in the pits of hell, the replica guns are all for show and don't actually fire projectiles. This aspect makes them perfect accessories for Halloween costumes.
Although some people might consider it morbid to go out and collect critter remains for the purposes of making animal bone guns, for Mahalski, it's all about art.
The Animal Bone Guns Make for Some Fiendish Firearms
1. Animal Bone Art - Creating art using animal bones as a medium is a trend that combines creativity with macabre aesthetics.
2. Replica Weaponry - The popularity of replica guns that serve as decorative items or cosplay accessories is trending.
3. Unconventional Materials - Using atypical materials to create art and design objects is a growing trend in the artistic community.
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers are finding opportunities to create unique and macabre artwork using animal bones.
2. Cosplay and Costumes - The replica weapon industry is catering to the demand for realistic-looking props for Halloween costumes and cosplay.
3. Sculpture and Installation - The use of unconventional materials, such as animal bones, is disrupting the traditional sculpture and installation art industry.