28 posts tagged Skull
28 posts tagged Skull
From the Department of Awesome Optical Illusions comes this fantastic photo entitled Oko, which means “eye” in Croatian. It was taken by Marko Popadic, a photographer based in Merzenich, Germany. The markings on the wing of a butterfly perched on the zygomatic bone of a human skull hauntingly serve as the piercing gaze of the skull’s missing eye.
We love this awesome skull made from repurposed skateboard decks by Japanese artist Haroshi (previously featured here). The braces and gold tooth are nice touches. Haroshi is opening his second solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York on January 12. We wish we could attend.
Each of these awesome sculptures is made of marble. Look closely and you still might not believe it. Your eyes tell you that Mona Lisa and skull are clearly made of styrofoam, but they were both carefully carved from solid marble by Italian artist Fabio Viale.
“Viale does some incredible work to modernize this “old-fashioned” medium, like re-creating Greek Korus torsos and hands covered in tattoos. He is able to transform this heavy, bulky material into creations that seem light and airy, like old beat up tires popcorn or crumpled paper bags.”
He even created a roll of marble toilet paper! It’s beautiful, playful, and incredibly detailed work.
Artist Casey Weldon created this awesome painting, entitled Beefcake, for Sweet Hot Mess, a group show curated by Rudy Fig and Katie Carpenter for the Cult Status Gallery in Minneapolis. Contributing artists were asked to create pieces based on sweets, after which bakers were asked to created actual sweets based on those pieces of art. What a great concept!
Casey’s painting of a cake made of meat was inspired by the cake paintings of Wayne Thiebaud. Even the sides of the painting are marbled like a good steak should be.
Visit Casey Weldon’s blog to view the amazing edible creation that a baker named Lynne created to accompany the painting.
Beefcake prints are available here.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
This is the “Ice Scream Man”, the melty and macabre creation of Ryan aka Brutherford of Brutherford Industries. We think they’re pretty awesome.
The rotocast urethane figures are all made by Ryan in his secret hideout, based in North Jersey, with the help of his wife. Together they’ve pumped out a low volume of limited runs of this rad new figure. If you’re interested in snagging one for yourself, visit his webstore.
We hear there are more creations in the works and look forward to seeing what Brutherford Industries comes up with next. You can follow Ryan on Twitter here, and also visit his website here to sign up for his mailing list.
[via Spanky Stokes]
These Bride of Frankenstein paper dolls by the My Merry company were released in 1964, but the fashions look like they walked off the runway today. Imagine how popular those coffin shoes with a skull clasp would be if someone posted them to tumblr? Or that amazing skull purse? What about using an octopus as an accessory?
Click on the picture to see more Frankensteinian fashions!