Compression Moulded Cocaine Skull

This compressed moulded Cocaine Skull by Diddo, titled Ecce Animal, is doing the rounds at the moment and definitely deserves a mention. The skull has been put together using gelatin and street-sourced cocaine, which is roughly 15-20% pure. The actual process of the making of this skull can be found here.

This extract was taken from Diddo’s site:

“Ecce Animal
Once we were animals.
Like any other, we lived in an environment of fear and want.
Then, we became ‘human’ and aspired to be better.
We learned to control our environment but the fear stayed,
because we never learned to control ourselves.

It is frightening to look at the face of our animal side laid bare
by comfortable excess; the spoils of its aggression.

But what exactly is it about this image that is so confronting?
Is it this division in our idea of self?
Or is it a realization that though we have mastered the outside world,
we will always remain subservient to our inner selves.”

Ecce Animal
Dimension 12 x 18 x 22 cm
Compression molded Cocaine (street sourced) and Gelatin.
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