Tag: skulls

Jun 11, 2014

Hand Carved Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

Hand Carved Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

In this amazing series by Gregory Raymond Halili, skulls are hand carved and painted with oil on raw, gold-lip and black-lip Philippine mother-of-pearl shells. Mother of pearl also known as nacre, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating…

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Aug 25, 2012

Neatly Arranged Shelves That Look Like Skulls

Neatly Arranged Shelves That Look Like Skulls

In his series entitled Vanitas, London-based artist James Hopkins rearranges items on shelves into a skull-like mosaic made of books, trinkets and other household objects. The variety in the objects used and the different way in which each version arrives at the same general skull shape is fascinating. Hopkins received his MA in Fine…

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