Monday, August 8, 2011

The Skull and Skeleton in Art: Folk Art to Pop Culture

Leather hard skeleton heads
3-4 inches tall
I am getting ready for a show at Lakeland Community College and have been working with skull images.
The title of this post is the title of the show.  Mary Urbas is the gallery director and is always coming up with great ideas for shows. 

I had way to many ideas circling around in my mind that could not reach my hands in order to birth them into this world.  My attention deficit was getting out of control.  Often when this happens I go to the library and get movies that I can listen to rather than watch on DVD.  It was appropriate to pick up some vintage Boris Karloff movies which were perfect.  I popped the movie in and began listening to the macabre story of The Man They Could not Hang and  Before I Hang, occasionally looking up at the visual screen of the TV.  All in pursuit of the eternal elixir.  Perfect for making skulls. 

So many things going on right now besides the usual such as, an addition on studio and fixing the driveway by the studio which needed drain tile and regrading.  I will be glad when it is done! 

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

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