Friday, June 25, 2010

[Flashback Friday] 219. Skull-Master

Welcome to another addition of Flashback Friday.** This year the guest editors, Azurafae, Tatman, and myself, Citizen Agent, are taking turns counting down our personal favorite 17 skulls from the Original 365.25 Year. So please join us as we visit the archives and add our additional commentary on some of the original pieces.

#15: 219. Skull-Master

Soothsayer C says:

I have to say that my original comment on this one is rather interesting considering how the Skull-A-Day 1.0 year ended. Yes, I could be nice and link you right to it, but today is a day of discovery so I will let you go and find #366 yourself. Here is a good place to start.

What has always stood out in my mind about this piece was the creative spark that made it happen. These are objects in their natural state simply arranged with a minor modification . Some may consider this piece’s style to be “Surreal”, “Avant-garde”, or even dare to suggest “Pop”. Personally, this piece reminds me specifically of Marcel Duchamp’s collection of Readymades. In it, I admire Noah’s ability to look at the disks in their natural state and give birth to what we see here. This piece, in my mind, truly helped earn him the title of “ The Skullmaster.”

**Flashback Friday was a weekly countdown of the fan selected top 52 skulls of Skull-A-Day 1.0. Each week during year 3.0 The Skullmaster posted the 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 3.0, all 52 can be found here.

1 comment:

Noah said...

Ha, yeah, who knew where that comment would lead?! Thanks for you thoughts on this one C, it's great getting some perspective on these pieces so long after I made them!