2001: A Space Odyssey

Thrown Bone

This film begins with a scene that depicts the "Dawn of Man" as an ape man discovers that large bone can become a weapon. The scene ends with the ape throwing the bone into the air. The camera follows it spinning until it cuts 4 million years into a space station orbiting Earth. Kubrick's iconic transition from man's first weapon to man's most advanced weapon is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema. To create this replica of the bone from that scene I spent weeks researching the bone used in the scene, capturing it from every angle. I sculpted this replica from clay before molding and casting it in solid resin, and painteing it to match the screen-used pro. The Monolith from the film was created as a stand for the bone.