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Skeletal Book Contraptions

The Maskull Lasserre Incarnate Sculpture Transforms Textbooks

— June 10, 2012 — Art & Design
The Maskull Lassere Incarnate Sculpture is sure to make your skin crawl. From the back this sculpture looks like a collection of mismatched and prehistoric technology-based textbooks, but from the front it is a breathtaking bone-inspired carving. Canadian-artist Lassere has brought additional functionality to books besides their potential to teach. His three-dimensional skull sculptures are skillfully carved into a stack of recycled books -- more specifically, old software manuals -- that are held together tightly using a vise-grip.

This sculpture, which was created using exact human proportion, replicates facial features and gives the illusion that the skull is emerging in the heap of carefully stacked books. There is no limit to the amount of intricate detail and effort that Maskull Lassere painstakingly puts into the production of his pieces. According to the artist, with each piece Lassere approaches he embraces, "the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation and utility."

Despite the gloomy skull subject this piece isn't grisly, but instead showcases a truly skilled artist who puts exceptional effort into his art.