25/05/2012 08:47 BST

German Artist Heide Hatry Creates Flowers Out Of Meat (PICTURES)

In the mood for flowers, but find the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 a little too mainstream?

Perhaps conceptual art book Not A Rose will float your petal boat.

At first glance, these images of flowers may appear traditional - but look harder and you’ll see they're a little different.

According to German artist Heide Hatry’s website, these are not innocent pretty flowers - but elegant, compelling, and yet grotesque sculptures created from the offal, sex organs, and other parts of animals.

On a mission to remind readers that flowers are really “the detached dead sex organs of living beings” Hatry's collection of exotic flowers is made entirely from meat.

"In Not a Rose you will experience contemporary art at its best: it is thinking through art," Hatry explains.

Click here to pre-order Not A Rose

Flowers Made Out Of Meat by Heidi Hatry