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Allan Gilbert "All is Vanity" (1900) Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige. Incredible currency works by tattoo artist Scott Campbell as part of his latest show Noblesse Oblige that opened yesterday at OHWOW in LA.

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige

The top piece, a three dimensional skull, is comprised of a stack of $11,000 in cut, un-cut currency sheets. Campbell expands his use of cut currency, sourcing uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint, to create large, intricate work with a sunken relief effect. Flower Skeleton. In the terrifying wake of 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals become a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss.

Flower Skeleton

Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber affairs punctuated with black and white with any deviation considered taboo or inappropriate. Reflecting on the enormity of recent events, funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry. The agency responded with this unprecedented figure of a skeleton made with pressed flowers that overtly celebrates the cycle of life by introducing color and elements of nature that are often avoided in such services.

The image was considered so successful it went on to win a design merit award from the 2013 One Club Awards. You can see it in even higher resolution here. Starry Skull. Floral Skull by Jacky Tsai. Our Exquisite Corpse Huichol Beaded Skulls. There is always something simply beautiful about traditional works. The sense of history and craftsmanship behind some of the most beautiful artifacts outshine even the most brilliant of contemporary works.

Such is the case with the Our Exquisite Corpse Huichol beaded skulls currently presented by LN-CC . Intricate Glass Model of Human Body is a Breathtaking Medical Teaching Tool. Proving that art and science aren’t mutually exclusive, Gary Farlow’s team at Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing reproduces breathtaking anatomically correct glass models of the human body.

Intricate Glass Model of Human Body is a Breathtaking Medical Teaching Tool

These intricate glass sculptures are used for teaching in medical training, able to simulate blood flow, demonstrate new surgical tools and teach placement of catheters and angioplasty devices. “We do almost every part of the body,” Farlow tells Wired. “It can take a pretty artistic mind to make some of these things.” The arteries, veins and capillaries are shaped individually are fused together.

Replicating a full human body though can get pricey, but if you have $25,000, it’d make for a great talking piece. Check out the full gallery at Wired. Incredible Skull Illusions. Renown artist Istvan Orosz has made illustrations for a new edition of “Ship of Fools,” a late 15th century book by Sebastian Brant.

Incredible Skull Illusions

Orosz’ optical illusions revolve around Medieval themes, and they are meticulously planned and executed. You can view more images from this collection at Gallery Diabolus. See also: “Magical Mirror Anamorphoses,” and “The Skull Illusion.” Francois Robert. Katsuyo Aoki: Porcelain skulls. Katsuyo Aoki’s porcelain skulls make death a beautiful thing With Halloween on its way and so much death imagery everywhere, it’s refreshing to see Katsuyo Aoki’s take on ghoulishness.

Katsuyo Aoki: Porcelain skulls

Her porcelain skull sculptures feature meticulous vanilla white curly patterned details, that look like they could be made of coral–or maybe icing. (Mmm?) And if you look closely, you can almost make out blissful grins. Bringing light to darkness, Katsuyo Aoki’s skulls reminds us that life (and death) is beautiful. Scraping Away the Skin on Skull Nickels.

By James on September 28th, 2011 at 3:07 pm Art, Picture Pages Welcome Stumblers!

Scraping Away the Skin on Skull Nickels

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Alan Sailer-Exploding Objects. We found this pretty damn interesting and with technology these days the impossible is becoming possible.

Alan Sailer-Exploding Objects

Photographer Alan Sailer comes up with a unique way to display exploding objects as art. Alan uses his garage to take these photos and he is able to make them brilliant by using a laser that triggers the flash to go off at the perfect second. A glass skull and an eye are just a few things that Alan is shooting these days and I’m sure he is enjoying every minute of it. Artist James Hopkins. Dimitri Tsykalov. Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses fruits to curve carve out impressive and creepy looking skulls.

Dimitri Tsykalov

Have a look.