Friday, December 24, 2010

[Flashback Friday] #69. Art-O-Mat (Shrunken) Skulls

Welcome to another addition of Flashback Friday.** This year the guest editors, Citizen Agent, Tatman, and myself, Azurafae, 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.

6. #69. Art-O-Mat (Shrunken) Skulls

I like the idea of being able to produce small pieces of art in a large quantity. If you look closely, no two skulls are alike. That means that he hand drew, cut and punched each one before shrinking. Shrink plastic is a relatively easy product to draw on. I've made many things with it. The shrinking part can be very tedious, because the plastic curls up as it heats and has a tendency to stick to it's self or another piece while shrinking. This is hard to fix. Making piece in this large amount takes a lot of time and patience. It's an inexpensive and useful way to promote yourself. It's neat to know that there are many people walking around NYC with a small piece of his art.

**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.


Noah said...

Thanks for noticing that they were all hand drawn! It was definitely a bit of a crazy task, but I liked the end results. If people want to see how they look after shrinking they should visit the original post HERE.

Clark Whittington said...

it was an honor to have this edition in the project.


Abby Davis said...

At least the drawing was the easier part. The cutting and shrinking is the tedious part, but definitely worth it.

I want to find my shrink plastic and make something for the project. Maybe a give away. I love working with it. I bought an awesome heat gun, just so I can control the piece while it's shrinking.

Noah said...

Oh wow, didn't think of using a heat gun to shrink them, I just did the old fashioned oven thing. It's definitely a fun medium to play with!

Noah said...

Glad I could be a part of your project Clark!