Fragile Skeletons: Dynamic Animal Sculptures Made from Salvaged Driftwood

July 18, 2014 by  
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Artist Giovanni Longo created “Fragile Skeletons,” a series of skeletal sculptures made from wood reclaimed from the beach. Fascinated by the weathered character of driftwood, Longo used his found branches and sticks to precisely recreate the skeletons of various animals down to the individual notches on the spine. The marks and scratches in the wood are left exposed, which give a sense of vulnerability to his dynamic artwork. “The wood is a sincere material that does not deny its own past and its own history,” says Longo. + Giovanni Longo The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan

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The new “Toilet? – Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at Miraikan in Japan lets visitors experience what it’s like when their lives are going down the toilet . The creative exhibition invites kids to get flushed, by climbing a flight of stairs to the porcelain throne and sliding down the tubes to enter. To top it all off, each kid is given a poop hat, to crown them on their journey to learn about what happens to human waste . Read the rest of Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , human waste , Japan , Miraikan , Miraikan Museum , poop exhibition , sewage , sustainable design , Toilet- Human Waste & Earth’s Future , waste treatment , water issues

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