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Chocolate Museum Fossils & Incredible Edible Art

6 Jun

1.T Rex teeth.chocolate

So excited to be blogging again (!!!) and what better way to start than by sharing the work of  an incredible food artist and fine artist Sarah Hardy. If I tell you she gained her skills in in wax-work museums, and as a internationally recognised fine artist, you can guess the quality of the edible fossil pieces Essex based Sarah accurately reproduces in the finest dark, milk & white Belgium Chocolate.

1.Megalodon.chocolate

1.Fossil Collectors Box-chocolate

1.Sarah making chocs

These incredible museum quality edible fossils are created with intricate casting and hand-painted detail – creating ultimate collectors items not novelty chocolate. With the largest fossil – the Megalodon Tooth – weighing in at 120g and a whopping 14cm long. 2 hours are spent hand finishing each one to the finest detail with a 11cm long T Rex Tooth and collectors box of 16 separate fossils also in the collection.

1.Fossil Production
1.Fossil Collectors Box-chocolate

 

IT GETS EVEN BETTER…  Sarah has even created edible decapitated human heads from cake for international film companies and even a raw turkey cake which went on to be an online viral hit, food artist. Now she (& I) are dreaming of the day she gets to create a life sized T Rex Skull in chocolate.

A gallery of some more of her work is below – remember that all of the below are cakes or in the case of the anatomical heart chocolate…

pheasant landscape1
maggot therapy
Conch Cake - Tate & Lyle
Raw Turkey Cake 1
severed head
1.Heart with scalpel -chocolate
A.portrait with pheasant

Working Guillotine for sale

2 Feb

And this right here is the random brilliance which makes Nerdcore one of my favourite blogs:

During a routine valuation in Dorset, Duke’s Auction specialist found a rare working model of a guillotine made out of animal bone scraps. According to family lore, the model has been in the family since the 19th century, but they had no idea what it was until Duke’s expert Amy Brenan (who also generously provided the sweet high resolution pictures herein) identified it.

The guillotine was crafted by a prisoner of war, probably French, who was held in Britain between 1805 and 1815 during the Napoleonic wars. He collected sheep bones from the trash, carved them and put them together with impeccable attention to detail to make the 20-inch high model of an execution. An elaborate superstructure crowns the decapitation machine which rests on a platform with a victim lying horizontally waiting for the blade to fall. The victim is surrounded by armed guards on the platform, and the base of the structure is also manned by armed guards and cannons. Each figure has a hand-painted face, the blade of the guillotine drops and the soldiers holding weapons have moveable arms.

Any Brenan describes its rarity: Napoleonic prisoner of war models made from bone and ivory are hard to come by. Many designs such as the model battle ships, spinning jennies and guillotines are so intricate that they disintegrate overtime and this makes any surviving examples extremely rare. The sheer skill in creating a working model of the guillotine coupled with its social significance at the time, has made the guillotine models particularly desirable.

Penis Skeleton

30 Dec

OK I have NO idea about the background to these pieces (and very annoyingly can’t seem to crack the online Japanese website convertor) so I’ll just stare in wonder at these….




Casualty Simulation – not for the feint hearted

12 Jul

So this is what was making me feel sick last night!…

I have been looking around to try and locate the best ‘look book’ images for the Edible Autopsy and Casualty Simulation has just answered all my prayers with their various autopsy bodies / dolls, one of which is shown above. For a myriad of reasons I did not want to use real autopsy images as our design guide and this is the PERFECT solution. Not that I am going to look like a freak with one of these in the house or anything!

Casualty Simulation was started by prop-maker BJ Winslow and wife Eileen Winslow. BJ Winslow has over ten years experience in professional prop design, including 6 years of experience as a Hollywood prop maker specializing in realistic bodies and body parts for such crime dramas as Law & Order, CSI, NCIS, and Bones.

More recently, our expertly crafted props have attracted the attention of readiness training personnel the world over. We are CCR certified and have worked as both a Government contractor and a subcontractor. We have created casualty simulation material, cultural simulation material, and forensic education material for the US Army, US Marines, US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Terrorism Task Force, as well as various police departments, fire departments, intelligence agencies, coroners, museums, and forensic training schools in the US, UK, and Canada.

The work of this company is just so stunning / disturbing I felt I had to include some more images for their work in addition to the autopsy references. Warning they are fairly disturbing so don’t click through if you can’t deal with gore;

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Computer mouse ribcage

30 May

Don’t know a lot more about this except it’s a mouse made from a mouse’s (as in the animal) ribcage and it makes me shudder, in a non-good way.



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