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A project that was on my mind for a long time and finally happened.


I did not take or steal that skull anywhere. It was given to me and obviously came from Paris catacombs. So it went back there where it belongs. The writting is a twist on Paris's motto "Fluctuat nec mergitur" which originally means "Tossed but not sunk". Here, FLUCTUAT PLERUMQUE MERGITUR means "Tossed....but will most of the time sink".






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Thanks for your comment. If anything I find it more poetic than creepy, but I guess it depends on each one of us relations towards death, religion, and such. Also, a lot of people think that Paris catacombs are actual catacombs, which is not the case , nothing sacred about them, I would have not dared to do this project in Rome's catacombs for example... I love skulls (all type of skulls) not for its ghastly aspect, but more as a trace of something that was alive. I would be very interested to hear what you people think about this .


Janel, if you think this post is inappropriate for anyone feel free to delete it.

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Body Worlds . WIKI


Body Worlds ( Körperwelten) is a exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures.

The exhibition's developer and promoter is German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who invented the plastination technique in the late 1970s at the University of Heidelberg.



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Ah ! That good old doctor Von Hagens. It's funny how several people mentionned that guy after looking at the skulls....Again I don't really feel the connection with that type of work and what Naomi and I do , even more from body modifications, even if we have nothing against it. What we try to acccomplish is more a work on symbolism and the link between the skull we carve and what and how we write it.

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