Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Skull Patterns

M Ryan Taylor of American Fork, Utah made this excellent tessellating block print collage called "Bats 'n Skulls"...


And Dave Hull of Marblehead, Massachusetts made this lovely piece with a subtle skull in it called "Pretty Butterfiles"...

2 comments:

Sam's mistress said...

I really like the tessellation piece. What are the mediums used in these?

M. Ryan Taylor said...

Thanks for posting my piece and thanks Sam's mistress for the comment.

The blockprint has a pattern of four skulls and and four bats - I printed a bunch of these with different colored blockprint inks on white paper and then cut them out, joining them together with glue dots.

I mounted the completed paper sculpture onto foam board and then painted on it with block print inks dilluted with water to create the large skull. I also distressed it with brushes and inks. Lastly I sealed it with acrylic sealer.

You can see closeups of this work in this gallery: http://www.thirteenforhalloween.com/artworks/thumbnails.php?album=15

All the best,
Ryan