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Embodiment: a neon skeleton

American artist Eric Franklin has created a unique to-scale neon skeleton.

Entitled ‘Embodiment’, the piece was commissioned by a private client and took 1,000 hours over a two-year period to complete.

Franklin used anatomy books and a plastic skeleton to achieve accurate proportions and silhouettes of each bone.

Embodiment is made up of ten individual pieces of clear borosilicate glass tubing. Each seal on the skeleton had to be perfect to preserve the luminosity of the krypton inside the skeleton.

Speaking about the project, Franklin said: “This piece ended up becoming both a capstone to my previous work and launching of sorts to a new body of work.”

Other work from Eric Franklin can be found on his website.

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