A Boney Axe and Other Skeletal Sculptures

07.27.11 Marina Galperina

Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre master-carves backbones out of branches, fetus skulls out of bedposts and pianos into hunks of hanging meat. He chisels at a flock of wooden hangers until they look like a cluster of bird wing bones. Maybe the axe is less functional as a weapon with its body turned into a delicate serpent skeleton, but it’s badass. See Lasserre’s metamorphic carpentry at “Corporal,” Group Show, Jul 16 – Aug 6, Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal