Assemblages

Intertwangleism from Butch Anthony

Intertwangleism from Butch Anthony

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(…)

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Super Mario Skulls

Super Mario Skulls

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.(…)

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The Mythical Articulations of Brian Richardson

The Mythical Articulations of Brian Richardson

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(…)

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The Skull of Frankenstein’s Monster

The Skull of Frankenstein’s Monster

Discovered amongst several other skeletons in a burned out castle in Darmstadt, Germany this strange skull is all that remains of what is believed to be the creation of Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. While somewhat crude in its design, the function of the skull was to enable repeated surgeries as well as to act as a(…)

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Krisztianna’s Sugar Skulls

Krisztianna’s Sugar Skulls

From the artist’s blog: I call these Muertitas. These mixed media wall pieces explore my artistic influences and the cycles of nature. Birth, death, and rebirth are all fascinating concepts to me, and the art of the sugar skull is a perfect visual to help me express the joy of life and my respect of finality. They(…)

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Beauchene Skulls

Beauchene Skulls

A Beauchene Skull, also known as an exploded skull, is a disarticulated skull that has been painstakingly reassembled on a stand with jointed, movable supports that allows for the moving and studying of the skull as a whole or each piece individually. In the mid-1800s French anatomist Claude Beauchene developed this method to display the(…)

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