Monday, December 5, 2011

Flapper Skull

Jessica Vázquez-Friedman made this mixed media skull called "The Flapper".  Jessica is "a self-taught mixed media artist from Massachusetts. I specialize in painting skulls and Day of the Dead art with a joyful and whimsical twist."

I like seeing this rendition of a skull in a flapper style with a cloche hat and flower. The "Roaring 20s", were a wild time with prohibition leading to organized crime and moonshine...alcohol that was transported under the shine of the moon. This definitely lead to many deaths. Prohibition in the USA lasted for 13 years, from 1920-1933. The origins of the term "flapper" are mixed, but in general refer to a carefree wild young woman.

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