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This knitted skeleton is an absolute masterpiece.Â Â Ben Cuevas, an artist based in California, created it as part of a mixed media piece for Wassaic Project (an arts collective and residency program located in New York state).Â The skeleton sits in the lotus position atop a stack of cans ofÂ condensed milk, with a cloud of screen prints on Flexi glass suspended above it. look and be amazed.
The artist uses a lot of fiber – specificallyÂ knitting and crochet – in his work.Â In his bio, he states that he enjoys “the rich cultural and social history that surrounds fiber arts, as well as blending the distinctions between art and craft.” A man with the soul of a knitter, he understands that the “time-intensive and repetitive nature of knitting allows me to meditate on a piece as it comes into being, further revealing the nature of the work as part of the process.”