There’s something special about someone who takes studying the figure or the skeleton to a whole new level. Jessica Burke is a figurative artist who trained classically as a painter in oils. She chose to work on this Dressed Up Bones series because, quite simply, skeletons are the base of every human. But while they are a human identifier, they are not a specific person identifier. Hence the drive to give each skeleton a personality through costume. The result is a lively look at an often stiff subject.
I also can’t help but think of the quirky Instagram account of OMGLiterallyDead where the skeleton named “Skellie” takes on the outfits and persona of a girl who can’t even.