Skulls! Not necessarily that creepy, (they’ve got nothing on hearts) I mean when we talk about skulls we’re usually talking about clean ones, so no blood or guts, and yet when you see one, you definitely don’t think Sunday brunch at the Country Club, now, do you?
Let’s celebrate their creepiness a bit.
Noah Scalin definitely did that with his art book, Skull-A-Day…
Skull-A-Day began in June 2007 when Scalin, at a creative crossroads, decided he would make a skull every day for the next year. He went to his studio, cut the shape of a skull out of an orange piece of paper, uploaded it to his computer, and started a blog to chronicle his upcoming challenge. Over the next 364 days, Scalin used any and all materials at his disposal to create images of skulls out of light bulbs, bubble gum on sidewalks, googly eyes, acorns, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Though he worked as much as 12 hours a day on a single project, he finished and uploaded a skull every day.
- “The skull is nature’s sculpture.” David Bailey
- “I don’t mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it’s got my name on it.” – Debbie Harry
- “It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
You had to have known I was going to include some pinterest boards, right? Right.
I have to suggest checking out The Midnight Society’s Skulls board…
And the famous Midnight Society member Amy‘s board dedicated specifically to Skull Tattoos!
Do you collect skulls? Like skulls? Dig skull art? Have skull tattoos? Let’s talk about our brain cups!