Monday, June 27, 2011

100 Painted Skulls: #21

To celebrate year 5 of Skull-A-Day I've decided to paint 100 skulls on 4 x 4in (10.16 x 10.16 cm) wooden panels over the course of the year... 

I painted this piece this past Saturday night during the opening of my Cabinet of Curiosities show at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ, which features the first 21 pieces from my 100 painted skulls project.

Asbury Lanes is a fantastic vintage bowling alley that has been updated with a punk rock aesthetic. This is definitely the first time my work has been hung on black curtains!

The Lady Aye hosted an incredible burlesque performance for the opening night; which featured the incredibly talented ladies Legs Malone, Bunny Love, Bambi The Mermaid, and Cassandra Rosebeetle.

And yes, I actually sat to the side of the stage the entire show and worked away at this painting the entire time! I admit it was a bit dark, and more than a bit distracting, but I had a blast and the audience seemed to as well. If you look close you can even see some glitter from the ladies stuck to the painting!

If you're in the area, I hope you'll swing by and check out the paintings in person. They'll be up for the next month or so. If you can't make it, you can still see a bit more of the space via my pix HERE.

Oh and FYI, several of the pieces have already sold, but if you're interested in purchasing one of the remaining ones (for just $200 each) you should get in touch with Jenn at  Parlor Gallery.

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