These oddly shaped neon skulls have been created by Portland-based artist Eric Franklin. This trio of skulls are lit internally by ionised neon, krypton and mercury, and have been created using a network of glass tubes, tightly sealed together in a vacuum.
I’m not really sure about the whole scientific procedure but the results are incredible and these skulls, as weirdly-shaped as they are, are another great asset to our society’s walls. Thanks to This is Colossal for blogging about them in the first place and to Eric for making them – you have our skull respect!
You can purchase one of these skulls from the Artworks Gallery here.
Ryan Mathew Cohn is a man with an obsessive passion for skulls and his bio clearly outlines his passion and makes me want to learn more about our beloved calcium friend. I stumbled upon his work while looking for more info on skull anatomy as I think it’s about time I learned all the sections. Ryan’s fascination of skulls lead him down a path of discovery leading him to the works of Claude Beauchene, an 18th Century French anatomist that created ‘exploded’ skulls.
This discovery combined with Ryan’s talent as a custom jeweler has enabled him revivify this antiquated art form. Below are some of his amazing works but be sure to also check out his website as amongst other things there is a video playing in the background with a camera view rotating around some of his creations. As you can see they are incredible.
His Tumblr account is well worth checking out as it has loads of skulls and other creepy shit like shrunken heads. Ryan’s collection is truly amazing.
This creative woodwork skull carving is by Maskull Lasserre. We’ve featured a skull of his before where he carved a skull out of a book which had been clasped in a vice. The man is amazingly talented and you can see some of his other works here, which include carving skulls and skeletal systems out of wood.
I actually shared this on our Facebook page already but added it to the list as it needed to feature on the society wall of appreciation. This sculpted baby skull lamp has been created by Norrin Radd and is cast in herculite plaster, brass or silver paint finish. The lamp consists of 33 unique skulls in total – the detail shot below shows one of the skulls, which actually looks like a tortoise!
You can visit Norrin Radd’s profile here on Etsy. His collection also includes a lamp which consists of boobs, which is pretty cool too.
This beautifully crafted paper skull design was created by Matthieu Jacobs from D-Sturbed. The origami influence is evident here and we are loving this skull design.
Benoit Polveche AKA Benalo from Deviant Art certainly has some creepy sculptural creations many of which include beautiful skulls. There is also a creepy skeletal figure with what seems like a porcelain doll face. This was a collaborative piece between Benalo and Christine Polis.
Be sure to check out his ‘Metaorganic’ website.
When I was looking through my skull bookmark folder I found a bookmark labelled ‘Scorpion Sculpture’. As this was old I totally forgot what it was and thought I was going to find some macabre mass of dead scorpions. I was surprised to find that it was actually Scorpion from Mortal Kombat! MK was one of the first movies that I can remember seeing that used CGI for that weird snake rope shit that came out of his hand.
This skull headed figurine was found on Deviant artists ‘Skull Designs’ account and is actually an array of assembled parts. The skull was found in an art store, the body is a Gene Simmons toy figure (also hand painted) and hand made clothes. The end product is pretty damn cool.
Whilst visiting the Richard Harris ‘Death-A self Portrait’ exhibit in London I was particularly entranced by a small statue of Chitipati (labelled as Shri Chitipati). It was roughly a 1.5 foot tall wood carving of two figures, skeletons with grinning skulls and glaring eyes. I simply loved it.
After the exhibit I researched more into the history of Chitipati on Himalayan Art.org to find that these guys actually depict a father and mother of the Charnel Ground, an area where bodies are left to decompose uncovered. This painting (1400-1499) below was provided with the article which I recommend reading as there are so many things going on in this image than first meets the eye. For instance the area, what looks like part of a large circle is a canopy of human ribs. Fascinating stuff.
Freelance artist Meg Coleman has some fantastic skull sculptures or in her words ‘Skull-pture’ (Nice one!). She is presently interested in the “beauty of the remnants left after life’. That is probably one of the most beautiful sentences I have read.
Meg currently has two forms of skulls available for purchase. The first and most impressive are the sculptural skull lights. These are cast to represent clear quartz crystal but also come in a variety of styles like marble, green, white or slate. I have surprisingly not seen a skull light like this before and I must say it does look rather fine. Prices are £350-£450 depending on choice of finish.
The second are skulls cast from a silicone mould that can be decorated to any effect. It’s a pretty good looking cranium as far as skulls go. Prices are £120-£250 depending on design.
You can check out some of Meg Coleman’s other sculptural work out by following this link
This colourful skull created by artist Jim Riswold pokes a playful finger at Damien Hirsts ‘For the Love of God’ diamond encrusted skull. This donut sprinkle version is called ‘Make Believe Damien Hirst For The Love of God’ is available for purchase as a limited edition digital print with a variety of size options. Prices vary from $400-$2000.
Kinda want an actual one to munch down on.
Found on Augen Gallery