Earlier today we talked about how the U.S. government is investing a ton of money into regrowing severed fingers with pig powder. This art project by California artist Tim Hawkinson, who is fascinated by the weirdness of human bodies, deals with the bizarreness of reconstructing severed fingers. Check out what Hawkinson has stuffed inside this gargantuan severed finger, below.

There are dozens of pens and pencils jammed inside that finger. I love how these tools used by fingers, when stuffed inside the finger itself, look like creepy blood and guts and bone. Hawkinson often turns body parts inside-out in his work. You can check out more of it at Ace Gallery.

Severed Fingers and Giant Babies [via Bioephemera]