The collection of images, entitled Stop The Violence, was inspired by a chance
find at an auction when he bought some school lockers for $50. Inside one
Francois found a wired-together human skeleton. The skeleton lay hanging in
his studio for over a decade, until a lack of work due to the recession
encouraged Francois to turn the bones into art. But because the parts were
wired together for educational purposes, Francois decided to trade his
skeleton in for a box of real human bones
He spends hours painstakingly arranging the bones into striking shapes each
five or six feet wide and photographs them. "I spend a lot of time on my
knees," he says. "You can imagine how my knees hurt when I decided to create
a complete alphabet in order to make words along with the symbols/images"
He was nominated for the International Photographer of the Year Award at the
2009 Lucie Awards for this collection
Francois Robert - originally from Switzerland but now resident in the US - is
represented by the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, US
This one looks like a fighter jet.