Michael Alm's newest series, Wooden Anatomy, was born from frequent research trips to the Burke Museum's mammal collection. There, he discovered a passion for the complexity of animal bones.
Over the past year and a half, Alm has worked out a way of building bone-like structures out of scrap wood. The process involves wet bending thin strips of wood, and laminating them to complex custom built armatures. The results are intricately constructed animal parts that look distressed and splintered from age.