Wednesday, March 12, 2008

283. Swab The Skull!

2,099 Arranged Cotton Swabs (26in x 21in [66cm x 53cm]). I had an uncontrollable urge to use one of the swabs in my ears while I was making this, thus the odd number. Thanks to my friend Mimi for suggesting this material!

14 comments:

Keltie said...

Hey, using cotton swabs is dangerous stuff. I'm glad you made it out OK. And of course I love the skull!

Jerome said...

Ha! I was about to make the same warning, Keltie!

pearsonmetalart said...

Live on the edge for your art my friend! Awesome job, it turned out well.....

missy&chrissy. said...

been a fan of your project for awhile, and wanted to tell you that this is awesome! love them all, but especially this cotton swab one.

cheers,
C

Tatman said...

Quite
The
Impressionist
Portrait

Nice!

Kim said...

The teeth look so nubbly and great. Fantastic job.

What I want to know is: will they get used? You know, waste not want not...

(I didn't think it prudent to ask the above of skull 210. :P)

Ed! said...

GREAT AND FUNNY BLOG!!!

:D


Greetz from Italy!


a skully friend :P

smashing blouse said...

Didn't your doctor ever tell you that the only thing you should put in your ear is your elbow?

think about it.

Now, I apologize up front for I'm about to be a pooper-head here. I know you are probably a very busy dude and you have lots of other things you have to do each day besides making skulls. I just can't help thinking, when I see stuff lain about in skull formation, "Why didn't he use those objects to make the skull in 3D?" I especially felt that way today with the swabs.

With much respect.

Rot said...

fantastic!

the teeth...so detailed.



incredible piece.

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Since you were so kind about how you phrased it Smashing Blouse, I will answer your question. Mostly it's a time consideration. Since I still have a full-time business to run (selling skull T-shirts isn't keeping a roof over my head)I try to pick projects that are relatively simple for the weekdays (3-4 hours to complete). And, unless it's small, 3-D work is generally more time consuming than the 2-D work.

smashing blouse said...

Thanks for replying, Noah, but I just don't know why you can't fit it all in. Geesh, I thought you were a superhero. ;)

kitty said...

It looks 3D enough to me. I love cotton swabs! I like to use them to tickle my brain.

JennTRC said...

love the texture in this one!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Ewwww. I HATE cotton swabs. Even fresh, clean, out-of-the-box, they give me the creeps. Musta had a bad experience with one in my childhood. This would NOT be welcome in my house!