People often say “You are what you eat.” Well, Oregon-based artist Wendy Wallin Malinow thought it would be interesting to see that phrase in action and developed this series entitled Bone-A-Day. The series is a clever and colorful collection of intricate paper cut designs layered together to expose the things that the animals recently ate. Each piece features a hand-cut simple skeleton replica of various animals including a squirrel, a whale, a bear, and a rabbit.
Stuck within the ribcages are the completely whole things that each animal supposedly ate that day. According to our X-Ray perspective, we catch a glimpse of some classic favorites. According to the artist, a cute rabbit snacked on an orange carrot while a feathery bird enjoyed a slimey worm. Her imagination runs wild with some of the other pieces. For example, the hungry animated cat Sylvester seems to have successfully overcome all obstacles in order to capture the fictional yellow bird known as Tweety, while a hungry whale apparently enjoyed a human delicacy!