The Flesh Centaurs of China

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Chinese artist Liu Xue has created some fabulous anthropomorphic sculpture.

The unusual hybrids are from his series – ‘We are the World’ and they aren’t far from it. Obese fat Buddha men sit on their frog legs or flippers while emaciated men and women balance on chicken legs or dog bodies. The different anatomies merge seamlessly into a viable being.

They are distorted and somewhat monstrous – yet at the same time so realistic, one might believe they actually do exist.

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Artist Liu Xue via Crabwise.

Quoted text via Eclectix.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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