Published On: Mon, Dec 18th, 2023

Boca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, “The Beauty of Bones” By Angela Belmonte  

Boca Raton, FL – The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new artwork exhibit,  “The Beauty of Bones,” by artist Angela Belmonte. These colored pencil drawings feature an ancient art  form called X-Ray Art, which depicts the skeletal frame and internal organs of animals. Her artistic style  and interest in bones is inspired by the rock wall paintings of the Aboriginal people of Australia.  

“When observing animals, we tend to focus on their outward appearances. Rarely do we consider what their  insides may look like. What is the possibility of their skeletons being just as interesting and beautiful as  their outsides? Indigenous people created these early drawings incised on rock walls and beautifully  rendered them in rich earth tones, dots: and various textural surface designs. X-Ray Art is symbolic  representation of an animal. It was meant to capture the soul and spirit of their prey. Found deep within  caves and sacred places. these images would serve to honor the animals in preparation for the hunt. The  hunters were ensuring the survival of their people while respecting the animal life that was sacrificed. As  an artist drawing with colored pencils and working with organic forms, I hope to capture the beauty of  bones for others to enjoy and appreciate.”  

“The Beauty of Bones,” a free exhibit, will run from January 8, 2023 to February 16, 2024, in the second  floor art gallery of the Spanish River Library at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431.  

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