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The Immortal Beauty… Jim Skull

The sculpture of Jim Skull taps into a fascination we all have with human death, and with what lies beneath our surface. For some people, the skull signifies fear, revulsion, warning. For others, it is a powerful talisman, an object to be revered. Upon finding a human skull at age 8, Jim Skull experienced the latter, and began an artistic journey that sees him creating skull after skull out of cardboard, beautifully decorated with every material you can think of. Some are beaded, others wrapped in twine, others in multicolored plastic cording. All of them capture a different element of the mystery and majesty of death. Check out these gorgeous skulls below…

Mister Crâne (2013) from Stephan Dubrana on Vimeo.

Images via Cult of Weird

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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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  1. Peggy Fleming

    September 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous work. I’m currently gluing shells to a skull myself. That’s what brought me here 😊

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