Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thought Provoking Skull

Greetings come to you from Gert Vandenweghe who hails from Belgium. He's here today with a skull that invokes inspiration with an ingenious message. I'll let him explain it better, "I made a skull out of ceramic with a hidden message inside. I made the message visible by taking x-ray pictures of it. In between the 2 x-ray pictures there's an x-ray of my own skull."

"The work is about documenting and proving the thoughts of people who once lived. By proving dreams and thoughts in a very technological way and hoping to have proof of a soul."

Cognito ergo sum indeed, Gert. Your wonderful work is a grim reminder that our thoughts make us who we are. It's not the body of a man that makes him what he is; it's what he puts his thoughts into that will define who he becomes. We are what we choose to be, and Gert makes us see that by displaying the thoughts in his skull for us in plain view. Thanks for sharing your them with us.

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