Thursday, November 15, 2007

165. Miniature Skull

Carved Modeling Compound (approx. .5" x .5" x .375"). I had fun playing with the modeling clay yesterday, so I decided to see what else I could do with it. I believe this is the smallest skull yet.

8 comments:

Mim said...

So tiny, so detailed. How small can you go?

b13 said...

Single piece of rice skull?

Alexander said...

reminds me of those candy bits that make a skeleton if assembled right.

I would think if you had a polymer clay that shrunk a lot when you fired it that you could make a skill the size of a grain of rice--maybe even smaller.

Shakespeare in the C said...

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? (Hamlet, V.i)

"And since I am dead, I can take off my head
To recite Shakespearean quotations"

-Jack

SharleneSanFrancisco said...

In the tourist hell that is Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco there are booths that sell -- wait for it -- a grain of rice stenciled with your name. Why? Because they can, I guess. But surely a skull could be stenciled as well? I've never checked out their equipment, so I don't know how it's done...

Another Limited Rebellion said...

You know I have actually been thinking about how I could do a grain of rice for a while! Hopefully I can figure it out before the year is over.

Kieran said...

Hmmm ... Maybe if you worked under a low-mag microscope? You'd probably need one for the photograph, anyway...

Mim said...

Yes, of course, Yorick! To see a "reverse" of the "Alas, poor Yorick..." check out http://mim4art.blogspot.com