Friday, November 27, 2009

[Flashback Friday] 259. Sand Painting Skull

Flashback Friday is a weekly countdown of the fan selected top 52 skulls of Skull-A-Day 1.0. Each week I'll be posting an original skull along with some additional commentary in order from lowest to highest rated, with the #1 skull appearing in the last week of year 3 of the project...

#27: 259. Sand Painting Skull

This was one of the more satisfying pieces to make, though I really don't think the photo really captures the impact of the loose grains of sand that made up the image. The original post includes a side view so you can get a sense of scale. It sat on my work table for a while, but I finally needed to clear the space to work on other skulls, so since there was no way to preserve the image I decided to film its destruction (using the oscillating fan on my desk). I held on to the film for a while, not sure what to do with it and then I heard that Nine Inch Nails was having a video contest for the all instrumental album Ghosts I-IV, so I figured I'd use it for that. I decided to run the film backwards and speed it up to match the eeriness of the song. Here's the end result...

1 comment:

Drycha said... :)