One in a Billion.

You come across certain people who make you question your own position in this world, in your own life. Such is the work of Christien Meindertsma.One of her astonishing projects:PIG 05049'Christien Meindertsma has spent three years researching all the products made from a single pig. Amongst some of the more unexpected results were: Ammunition, medicine, photo paper, heart valves, brakes, chewing gum, porcelain, cosmetics, cigarettes, conditioner and even bio diesel.Meindertsma makes the subject more approachable by reducing everything to the scale of one animal. After it's death, Pig number 05049 was shipped in parts throughout the world. Some products remain close to their original form and function while others diverge dramatically. In an almost surgical way a pig is dissected in the pages of the book - resulting in a startling photo book where all the products are shown at their true scale (1:1).'

Another interesting one on her website that is closely related:
LUXURY OF THE NORTH 1/ Wild bone china'Bone china is an invention that has always been closely related to the slaughterhouse because of the use of bone ash from farm animals. This Wild bone china is made with 60% boneash coming from roadkill from the Veluwe, a nature reserve in the Netherlands. The kadavers were left in the nature reserve and eaten by scavengers, the bones were all that is left.'

Interventions of a different kind? Well, it was time to move on and see more.Please do check out her other work at