Tomb Sculpture

Tomb Sculpture is a serie of 4 sculptures that present themselves as roundish yellow objects covered in spikes. The spikes are casts of human teeth, revealing the root instead of the crown.

Although the title would normally suggest the end of a life, in this case it represents the end of a gesture, the action of filling up, and it is presented as ‘the remains of an action’.


The first time this artwork has been shown was at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation Show 2015, Amsterdam.

In 2017, it has been exhibited in Villa Manin, a wonderful location close by Udine, in Ca' dei Ricchi. In 2018 Tomb Sculpture was exhibited in Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, ArtVerona and B#S Gallery in Treviso .

“An ossuary, a place where bones are kept in order to conserve the remnants of a human body, it often consists in a cell or a small church, where once the skeletons are gathered they lose any ref- erence to a single person.
After great catastrophes the number of bones was often so large that they were hanged on any surface available, resulting


Its playful aesthetics, the contrast with the blue floor and the almost intimate environment prepared for the ‘Teeth Balls’, help the viewer to feel at ease, to get closer to the objects and touch them, before realizing that it’s made of teeth.

The sculptures go from 40cm to 1 meter in diameter.

Tomb Sculpture was made in 2015 for the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Graduation Show.


in spectacular decorations of sacred interiors with a mixture of ironic and macabre connotations. Cosima Montavoci’s Tomb Sculpture, share the same attitude by covering the crust of undefined rounded sculptures with casts of her own teeth.
The constant memento mori, which accompanies our daily life through the aging and decay of our body, it is here re- versed by using human spoilages to fill a temporal gap by means of repeating a gesture.”
Emma Panza.