Large French Deconstructed Lobster Sculpture. Lobster (Palinurus Vulgaris) sits on wooden base. Patinated brass and glass display case by Olivier Violo (2010).
The deconstruction technique invented by anatomist Edmé François Chauvot de Beachêne in France in the 19th century involves the meticulous disassembly of all the components of a skull or crustacea. In this case, the pieces are re-articulated and positioned in an exploded array on a copper wire support. This is the same technique as the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.