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David Altmejd | The Healers

November 21, 2011

In a baroque orgy of overlapping figures, detached limbs, decaying plaster hands, deteriorating mouths, fossilized intestines and crystalline sinew, David Altmejd’s sculpture, The Healers, is an alluring spectacle of the beautiful and the monstrous locked in a writhing embrace.

David Altmejd | The Healers

“When I’m building a sculpture, I like to make myself laugh.  I like to kind of make myself nervous at the idea that someone would be shocked, or you know, I become shy in my own studio, just thinking, ‘Oh, I’m putting testicles on the face of a birdman!’ It makes me shy and that makes me feel like what I’m doing really exists, like’s it’s real.”

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