It really is astounding. I have a strong desire to create a similar project in crochet. I realize it would be insane and that I don't really have the necessary free time to devote to such an endeavor, but maybe I can make separate bones over time and eventually form a skeleton. It could be fun to create patterns for all the skeletal elements of the body.
|Skull embedded in wall (Capela dos Ossos)|
I like this piece by Monaux because the skull is embedded in the outline for the design. It reminds me of the optical illusion designs like "All is Vanity" by C. Allan Gilbert (pictured below).
|"All is Vanity"|
I am also impressed with this sculpy model of a human skeleton. The skeleton is beautiful and anatomically correct. The musculature is also very detailed and looks correct, although I don't know as much about soft tissues. Maybe after gross anatomy next semester I will be able to better appreciate the entire model. I can't wait. :)