Vesalius, also known as the Father of Anatomy, documented the human interior like no one had before him. Besides being a doctor and corpse stealer, he must've also been a story-teller, because his drawings of skeletons are always rendered in a scene or pose of some kind. Leaning on a shepherd's staff, half-collapsing against a brick wall, hands folded and shoulders hunched in prayer, or like here: gesturing, as if to say, "Who, me?"
This skeleton is embroidered using single strands of black thread and is in a vintage, repurposed frame that measures 12 inches wide by 20 inches tall. The skeleton itself stands 6 x 14 inches. My cat and I both got into the pictures to give a sense of scale.
This piece is not for sale. It's truly one-of-a-kind because I don't hope to find another frame quite like this one and is already in its forever home.