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Light in the Marrow… Eric Franklin

Shout out to my brother Johnny, who gave me one of the raddest books in my collection – The Mammoth Book of Skulls. How could he go wrong, it has both “mammoth” and “skulls” in the title; he knows me well. Anyway, it’s a great source of inspiration for what we do here at CVLT Nation; it’s full of amazing artists with morbid leanings. One of those artists is Eric Franklin, whose glass sculptures are unlike anything I have ever seen. He blows glass tubes into stunning sculptural renditions of human anatomy, including the most eerie and ominous skulls. Some of these sculptures – especially the full skeletons – take him thousands of hours to accomplish. Once he has articulated his piece, he fills the tubes with gases that flicker and glow in vibrant colors from within the marrow of the bones. It’s a breathtaking sight to behold, and I’m sure you’ll agree when you take a look at the gallery of his work below. Also, check out the video clip that shows him working on one of his full skeleton sculptures, Ophelia.

 

Crystal Skulls from allan leader on Vimeo.

 

 

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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