Laura Buss Renders Mummified Bodies in Disturbing Depictions

 - Jan 13, 2012
References: bussfineart & sweet-station
These Laura Buss illustrations may not be for everyone, but if you can look past the fact that she often depicts morbid concepts in her paintings, you’ll come to appreciate some really well-rendered works of art.

There’s no beating around the bush that Laura Buss uses contorted mummified corpses as her muse. This makes viewers confront their mortality, which may put some people off, but dead bodies only make up a portion of her compositions; she also incorporates many wildlife creatures, such as deer and birds, in her illustrations. Her images make people reflect on life and death, and that’s something not too many artists are able to invoke with their work.

It’s so refreshing to see an artist engaging viewers on a cognitive level rather than simply serving up eye candy.