Thursday, July 31, 2008

[BONUS UPDATE] The Fate of #262 (Alas, poor Mr.) Potato Skull

On February 20th my skull for the day was a carved potato: #262 (Alas, poor Mr.) Potato Skull



One day later I posted a picture of how it had aged:



In the intervening five months it has sat drying out in various places in my house, most recently on the mantle (along with a bunch of other skulls I haven't put into storage yet). It's only carved on the one side and I left the peel on the back side. That side started to grow a few eyes, but then dried out and sucked inward making it concave! Aside from some flaky pieces around the edges which are breaking off the majority of it is now rock solid (and about 2.5 x 2.5 in [6.35 x 6.335 cm])...

4 comments:

Tim said...

Wow, looks like an archaeologist's find. Awesome to see the transformation.

Hollee said...

Oh wow, it's so creepy! I love it!

Mim said...

Well, this is good to know...so if I make a "rubber" stamp from a chunk of potato, it'll eventually get really hard. maybe. Very cool aged look.

Andi Butler said...

that is delightfully creepy!

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