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Katsuyo Aoki: Porcelain skulls

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. Her porcelain skull sculptures feature meticulous vanilla white curly patterned details, that look like they could be made of coral–or maybe icing. See more of Katsuyo Aoki’s skulls below. Related:  Skull Artwork

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. 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.” Images © Istvan Orosz, courtesy of Gallery Diabolus Link via Utisz 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. 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. Check out the full gallery at Wired.

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 . Working directly with the Huichol people of Mexico the group curated an interested collection of handcrafted skulls. The skulls stand as not only art but a piece of history of the Huichol people.

Alan Sailer-Exploding Objects We found this pretty damn interesting and with technology these days the impossible is becoming possible. 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. (Via Format Mag) Take a look at the gallery below. Related "Brand Spirit" - Branded Objects in White Here is an interesting take on branded items that have all been removed of their branding by being painted white. In "Art" Proposition One - Max de Esteban Titled "Proposition One" we have to say it takes a damn creative mind and patient one at that to create photography such as this. In "Photography" Portraits by Patrick Bremer Today we present artist Patrick Bremer.

Scraping Away the Skin on Skull Nickels By James on September 28th, 2011 at 3:07 pm Art, Picture Pages Welcome Stumblers! If you think this post is cool, you can find more of our latest and more popular posts in the sidebar to the right. The term “Hobo Nickel” describes any small-denomination coin (though, normally soft nickels) that people carve to create miniature reliefs of…well, all sorts of things. This all sounds stimulating, I know, but have a little faith. Source – Colossal Art & Design Other Things You Might Find Interesting {*style:<ul>*}{*style:<li>*}{*style:<a href=' Adventure Time{*style:</a>*} My son knows that I’m an artist and he understands I draw comics but when I told him I was drawing Finn and Jake he looked at me like I was a movie star.

Dimitri Tsykalov Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses fruits to curve carve out impressive and creepy looking skulls. Have a look. 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. 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.

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. 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. One piece uses $11,000 worth of currency sheets to create an over two-foot cube, into which a three dimensional skull is carved-out. These works employ the familiar blue-collar vernacular of tattoo flash-boards – a skull smoking a cigarette, a skeleton’s hand in a provocative gesture, a single eye emitting a penetrating ray – and highlight the irony that exists within that imagery. Learn and see more over at Arrested Motion and Slamxhype.

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