As promised, a few images of the armatures at the American Museum of Natural History. A friend of mine who knows far more about these things than I do finds them a bit fussy but I think they are exquisite -very sensitive to the particular animal and the possibility of attaching to each bone. Well worth a visit if you are going to see the dioramas.
I will post a few more in a day or so.
One of the fascinations that has emerged out of hanging around natural history museums is for the armatures that support skeletons, often of dinosaurs. These carefully crafted structures not only hold the form of the animal but also discuss the character and poise of the beast. Here are some samples form the museum of comparative anatomy in Paris. I will post some more form the ‘States.
Sorry, I have been away but will start posting again in the next couple of days.
Very happy to report that Perry Kulper and I were one of the winners in the most recent Pamphlet Architecture competition. Here is the announcement from their website:
The competition results are in! Congratulations to Luis Callejas, author of Islands and Atolls, and to Nat Chard and Perry Kulper of Fathoming the Unfathomable, whose proposals will be developed into issues 33 and 34 of Pamphlet Architecture.
Perry is a prof. at the University of Michigan and we have been working towards a couple of exhibitions, the first at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary in June 2013.
Congratulations to Luis Callejas