Artist cooks and eats his own rib saying it tastes like sheepBy Mason White 11:57 AM May 27, 2014
|Alexander Selvik Wengshoel|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
An artist did the unthinkable and ate his own rib.
The conceptual artist of Norway, boiled his hip bone and ate it with a little potato.
He washed down his meal with a glass of wine. According to the artist, the meat tasted like sheep.
25-year-old Alexander Selvik Wengshoel, made his surprising statement at an art exhibition. The hip bone was shown as part of the exhibition, as well as a video of the operation to remove it.
Wengshoel said that he spent a year persuading his doctors to let him record the hip replacement surgery. “I just wanted to use it in my art. I did not know at that time that I would boil and eat it,” he said.
He took a bite and it tasted pretty good. “I made dinner while my girlfriend was at work, and I just decided to have this really nice time with myself and my hip bone,” Wengshoel said.
Wengshoel was born with a deformed hip and endured years in a wheelchair or on crutches. He went through a series of failed operations, until he decided on hip replacement surgery.