"The hipbone had been such a problem for me for over 20 years, and it was just a way of making it better again," Alexander Wengshoel said.
It took a year to talk his doctors into letting him keep the part of his hip they were replacing.
When they relented, the bone became a meal, and an art project.
Wengshoel told The Local his hip didn’t have a lot of meat on it.
What was there had "this flavor of wild sheep.” He explained, “if you take a sheep that goes in the mountains and eats mushrooms. It was goaty."
Alexander was one of half-dozen students from the Tromso Academy of Contemporary Art, who put their work on display at the "No Guts, No Galaxy" exhibit.
You might want to know what one serves with a human hip. Alexander went with potato gratin and wine.