These skulls were created by Nathan Sawaya AKA The Brick Artist who , as you gathered from the title, creates his sculptures with blocks of humble LEGO. For some reason when I think of LEGO I’m always reminded of how painful they are to step on! These are the only skulls I can see in his gallery though there are pictures of him dressing a skeleton with blue LEGO long pants.
This skull creation made from wood is from the hands of artist Ben Greener and is available as a print from his online presence at Saatchi Online. For some reason it reminds me of a small scale Wicker Man but one I would rather not burn.
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.
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.
The Lake Monsters Dredge ‘Bone’ edition from Rotofugi & Brian Morris is an menacing looking sculpture/toy but there’s nothing wrong with adding some delightfully evil skull sculptures to the collection! The Bone version features is ivory vinyl with a two-tone brown paint treatment.
I have seen this Donald Duck skull a short while ago but has since taken me ages to post about it. This cartoon Duck is called Dunkelheit which I think means ‘Darkness’ and is created from painted resin. Having a look through Jiri Gellers portfolio I notice that he is also a massive fan of skulls. He tends to explore the darker side of pop culture and what better way to illustrate his point better than by using the iconic skull. I really love the minimalist and ultra clean aesthetic of his pieces.
Original found on mashKULTURE
I have been seeing these skull brains pop up all over the net over the last few weeks, most recently through Street Anatomy, and they also featured at the recent CONTEXT Art Miami via Black Square Gallery. The skull brains have been created by Emilio Garcia and are part of a limited edition series. The skull is a resin cast, size 7 x 5.5 x 5 inch, and come in 4 different colours – Gold, Chrome, Graphite and Pink
Ever fancy buying some ceremonial skulls? Well now you can lay your hands on your choice of Ceremonial Monkey Skull or if sheep are more your thing, then purchase yourself a Sheep Skull used in Tibetan Buddhist Shamanistic Rituals.
Ideal Christmas gifts are they not? Both available from A Bears Old Wares
Ceremonial Monkey – $65.00 AUD
Ceremonial Sheep – $95.00 AUD
I’ve seen quite a few variations of the cyborg skull and this is one of the more interesting ones. It’s been designed by Christopher Conte is expertly made and is extremely cool. You’ll generally see very generic cyborg skulls or those similar to the robots face from the Terminator series, but this skull is less menacing and is a thing of beauty.
I have taken this description from his website:
BioMechanical Bronze Skull, Version 1, 2006
Casted hand finished and machined bronze with stainless steel and aluminium components.
2.5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ (6.5cm x 9cm x 9cm) – Shown actual size
Photos: Amanda Dutton, Synesthesia Photo
These evil looking skateboard skulls were created by Beto Janz as a way of spreading the word of a skate shop called Ultra Skate that he was promoting. Yes it’s advertsing but we do a similar thing with Mr Four Fingers in our own Left and Found Art. I would have loved to find one of these skateboard skulls.
Upon finding an article at Inhabitat about these skateboard skulls I looked at Beto Janz portfolio and was happy to find yet more skulls. Yaassss.
Original source: Inhabitat