Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Skin and Bone" Skull Lithographs

John Thomas Pusateri sent us three pieces from his recently hand-drawn stone lithographic series, "Skin and Bone".

I like the eerie and anatomical qualities to birds and skulls. The use of shading and color nicely captures the detail of the subjects. I like that the birds have multiple tags hanging on them. This reminds me of the toe tags that corpses have in morgues. I'm curious as to what kind of birds are depicted. Birds are some of the more delicate creatures. It's neat to see them used in scenes of death. These are all fascinating pieces. Great work!

1 comment:

mim said...

These are gorgeous.