Simon Tourneboeuf – Arm Lamps, Clavicle Knives, and Beyond

Arm, Lamp, 2013
Arm, Lamp, 2013
Arm, Lamp, 2013
Arm, Lamp, 2013
Thoracic cage, Perch, 2014
Thoracic cage, Perch, 2014
Skull, Mortar, 2014
Skull, Mortar, 2014
Clavicle, Knife, 2013
Clavicle, Knife, 2013
Clavicle, Knife, 2013
Clavicle, Knife, 2013
Radius/Ulna, Nunchaku, 2014
Radius/Ulna, Nunchaku, 2014
Fracture, Salt and pepper mills, 2012/2014
Fracture, Salt and pepper mills, 2012/2014
simon tourneboeuf functional skeleton
simon tourneboeuf functional skeleton skull

A longtime follower of Street Anatomy, French sculptor Simon Tourneboeuf recently shared his transformations of human anatomy into functional wooden sculptures. Thus the skull becomes a mortar, the arm a lamp, the clavicle a deadly knife, all giving a unique take on the concept of functional anatomy. Each wooden tool seamlessly fits into a complete skeleton.

The craftsmanship of Simon’s work is simply incredible! Definitely check out more of his sculptural work at simontourneboeuf.com.