all about skulls


all about skulls

This month I’m bringing you some skeletons! I know this is a bit bizarre for the coming spring season. After Christmas, if you want to take a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle, I invite you to read about those textile skulls. I hope it inspires you!

Make sure to click on each creator name to discover more about them!

Jim Skull

Jim Skull creates elaborate woven skull sculptures. He is inspired by personal experiences, a mix of cultures, rituals, and traveling. He has been working with skulls since the 1980s. He is currently living in France where he creates beautifully crafted sculptures out of rope, Papier-mâché, and other natural materials.

Shanell Papp

Shanell Papp lives and works in Lethbridge Alberta, Canada. Where she maintains a labour intensive studio practice. She is an author of many different works, from masks, pools of blood to crocheted skeleton.

Shanell created her skeleton in 2005. Nothing is missing: a crocheted heart, lungs, liver, small and large intestine, all made as similar as possible to the original organs.

Stephanie Metz

Stephanie Metz creates biomorphic abstract sculpture that explores the tension created when opposing qualities coexist. She works primarily in wool and industrial felt to create detailed, complex, and mysterious forms that defy their humble origins. She created “TEDDY BEAR UNNATURAL HISTORY”.

“Teddy bears at first appear trivial: playthings for children and symbols of innocence, comfort, and nostalgia. But the teddy bear is also an allegory for the way humans manipulate the natural world to our own ends. The anatomy of the teddy bear is designed to appeal to the biological response of human adults to care for their cute, round-featured, helpless babies. The tiny, sharp teeth in my teddys’ skulls serve as a reminder of the apex predator that inspired them.”- says the artist.

From my perspective…

Thank you for reading!

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Alicja Kozłowska

Alicja Kozlowska, born in Warsaw, creates and lives in Poland. Fascinated with Pop Art from an early age, deals with textile art. She creates 3d embroidered felt sculptures of everyday objects drawing inspiration from the reality that surrounds us, consumerism and everyday objects. She is a member of the S.E.W. association. Her passion is broadly understood textile art and handicraft. Starting from crochet, through embroidery, fashion, accessories and ending with artquilt. Her performances created in public places shows the coherence of art with mass production and consumerism. She draws inspiration from everyday life, trying to popularize Fiber Art and embroidery.

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