Sculptor Emeric Chantier Covers Fossilized Skulls with Plants

 - Jul 8, 2014
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French artist and sculptor Emeric Chantier skeletal artwork series turns skulls into creative pieces of foliage. The series features various skulls that have been given new life by fostering a place for plants and flowers to grow.

These surreal sculptures are an interesting commentary on the concept of life and death. Chantier cleverly subverts skulls as symbols of death and decay by turning them into spaces where new life can grow and flourish. Each eerie gray skull featured in the series is covered in moss, flowers and miniature trees. The roots of the plants are even beginning to come through the skull creating a root-like spinal cord. Seeing these plant-covered skull sculptures reminds the viewer that with all death comes new life.