Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday Typeface....Stop the Violence!

Photograph by Francois Robert

I try to keep things light and airy on this lil ole blog of mine..
with the direction our country is moving..
I thought this piece by photographer Francois Robert was chillingly perfect.

Created using real human skeleton bones found in a locker bought at auction, Robert created Stop the Violence.

"I enjoy creating photographs that stimulate contemplation and empathy. I have photographed symbolic objects
and cultural signifiers that resonate with the viewer as a statement of the causes and effects of violence. Conflict
and violence are perpetual areas of focus and concern for human beings.

In the end, whatever goals are intended to be achieved by the use of force, the ultimate result is simply
the end of life, a dead body. The human skeleton is a powerful visual symbol. It has come to represent the "remains,"
what is left after life has ended. In my photographs,

I use the human skeleton as the formal visual element, the subject of the image. For each photograph
I disassemble the modular system of the skeleton and reconfigure the elements to form a new image.

These images show conflict, aggression, suffering, and devastation. These images also suggest an aftermath,
therefore functioning as a warning.

My hope is that they provide a cautionary moment of pause, a moment when our minds recognize the
history and the significance of these symbols, resonating long after viewing. I intend the images to plant in
the heart the notions of charity and restraint in effort to promote tolerance and peace."

The rest of the collection and the ability to purchase prints can be found at the Bettina Scheffler Art House


  1. Chilling and stunning–the best kind of art.

  2. Nicely written my friend. As Lena said ... Chilling and Stunning