Friday, September 24, 2010

[Flashback Friday] 321. Junk Yard Skull

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.

#2: 321. Junk Yard Skull

Elgin C says:

This one from the original project is one that I think about often. First let me start with the execution of it, nothing was added or subtracted to create this. The finished art material exists exactly like it was before just slightly shifted. A more philosophical lesson here is that art is inside of everything and it is just waiting for an artist to bring it out. Also, doing it inside the natural frame- only a mature artist would see that and use it. The item however that I spend so much time thinking about is the actual fate of it. Here is a piece that was meant to be left behind for others to discover, but at the same time it was created on something that was portable either by purchased or ultimately removed for destruction. Even today I wonder: Is it still sitting there? Did it get sent for scrap? Was it an invitation for more additions, did the image get obliterated by profession of love or profanity? Did a local Skull-A-Day fan venture forth and carry it away back home for display? This is one that I would really like an update on if at all possible.

**Flashback Friday was a weekly countdown of the fan selected top 52 skulls of Skull-A-Day 1.o. 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...

I really enjoyed leaving pieces for others to discover, even though I know I'll most likely never know their fates. If you're interested in looking I can let you know where this junk yard is located!