Tide is part of the “Tide And Blossom” family of Muertitas by artist Krisztianna. Her bones are decorated with sea-shells that were collected by friends. The story goes that she had been hunted for her knowledge, but because she cannot truly die, she remains between the world of the living and the dead. Original mixed(…)
So I decided to get out on the last day of the Butch Anthony exhibit at the Akron Art Museum, and I wasn’t sorry. Really digging this guy’s work! A self-taught artist, he uses found objects and natural objects to construct his own unique take on mortality, a method he named intertwangleism. I find a(…)
Mister Crâne (2013) from Stephan Dubrana on Vimeo. When he was eight years old in New Caledonia, Jim Faure found a human skull. Needless to say, it changed him forever and sent him down a unique artistic path. He now goes by the name Jim Skull, a fitting title considering his medium. Jim’s skulls are(…)
Artist Tobias Wüstefeld created these sculptures of Super Mario levels on top of animal skulls for the 8 Bit Art Show. These are another great example of a recent trend in which skulls are being used as a sort of topographic landscape to hold other objects. See, for example, the work of Jeremy Fisher and Frodo Mikkelsen.(…)
Mythic Articulations is the brainchild of artist Brian Richardson. The company was started in 2013 with the idea of creating 3D printed skulls and skeletons of mythical creatures. They offer quite a few interesting creature specimens. There is, for example, El Chupacabra (from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat”, literally “goat sucker”), rumored to inhabit parts(…)
Artist Stuart Wade of San Francisco creates these 3D skulls digitally, sometimes producing them as 3D prints. His work has an almost toy like appearance, with a definite Aztec influence. Stuart Wade on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLGNCE Stuart Wade on Tumblr: http://dlgnce.tumblr.com/ Stuart Wade on Behance: https://www.behance.net/dlgnce
Artist Tsvetislava Koleva of Sofia, Bulgaria created these Day of the Dead sculptures with nothing but paper. I can only imagine the time and effort required in cutting some of those parts, such as the feathers. You can see more on her Facebook page or Instagram page.
We’ve discussed the work of Maskull Lasserre in the the past, so these new pieces of his may already look familiar to some of you. In this new series, he has taken the same tack as David Irvine, who is known for adding to old oil paintings he’s found at thrift stores and rummage sales. Then he(…)