Funky Bones

2010

Designed for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Funky Bones is a group of 20 benches with drawings of large bones that will together form the shape of an enormous, stylized human skeleton.The work grows out of ideas about native heritage and cultural development, with bones iconically referring to artifacts and remains from previous occupants. Joep encountered visitors sitting on rocks and other natural perches on his visit to Indianapolis and therefore wanted to create benches as sites for resting in 100 Acres Art and Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.