Ornate Porcelain Skulls by Katsuyo Aoki, The Predictive Dream Series.

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Japanese artist Katsuyo Aoki has been working in ceramic for several years. Her Predictive Dream Series consists of sculptural skulls rendered as intricately worked porcelain pieces that are simultaneously demonic and delicate. (more…)

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Seeing Skulls. James Hopkins’ Vanitas.

James Hopkins' Vanitas
above: James Hopkins, Decadence and Demise, 2006 (image courtesy of hamburger-kunsthalle)

Skulls, skulls, skulls. They are everywhere these days. But at least artist James Hopkins has a different take on them. He has a series of mixed media pieces called Vanitas in which random objects and furniture are composed to create the image or illusion of human skulls. (more…)

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