When I happened upon the body-centric work of Belgium's Jan Fabre, I knew I had to feature him here.
Born in 1958, Fabre continues to take a multidisciplinary approach to artistic expression. As you'll discover on his website, he engages in all manner of visual art from drawing and sculpture to drama and choreography.
But the body -- especially the body's vulnerability -- plays an important role in much of his work. Fabre spent spent six years studying anatomy at Belgium's Royal Academy and you see that in the flesh and bones of his work.
Sometimes he paints in his own body fluids, other times he commands the muscles of his dancers. He's also something of a controversial artist not only due to his use of the human body in art, but also for his use of live cats in a piece. He was even physically attacked over the incident.
But whatever his faults, there's no denying his anatomical creativity.
Let's look closer at just a few of his many works...
His transformation into a worm bring to mind one of my favorite monsters.