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A Giant Skeleton Says 'I Love You'

By June 1, 2009

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Art of Ken Unsworth

If you have a bone to pick with Ken Unsworth, just remember there are infinite ways to express true love.

Unsworth lost his wife, a concert pianist, last year, and this giant skeleton is part tribute to her, "A Ringing Glass," which opens today at Turbine Hall in Sydney. You can see a little preview in our Weird Art Gallery.

Unsworth, renowned in Australia, depicts a giant skeleton, a representation of his wife, performing a "posthumous recital." Other installations include airborne pianos, and a ghoulish doll swinging from a pipe.

Elisabeth Unsworth passed away last October at 86 years old. The show also celebrates the life of her stepson, a promising 33-year-old neurosurgeon who suffered a fatal brain tumor.

The ghostly images may frighten some. But who isn't occasionally frightened by love?


Photo © Ian Waldie/Getty Images
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June 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm
(1) June says:

Actually I was relieved. I was afraid that was the woman’s own skeleton.

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