Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gretel Schwartzott- “Carta Obscura”

On June 4, 2011 Skull-A-Day celebrated Skull Appreciation Day with an exhibit of over 100 skulls at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA. If you didn't have a chance to make it to the gallery while the show was up, we now proudly present: "Skull Appreciation Day - The Exhibition".

Gretel Schwartzott- “Carta Obscura”

Gretel Schwartzott- “Carta Obscura” $200.00

The child of 2 visual artists- Ms. Schwartzott received a BFA in Painting and Sculpture in 1993 from The State University of New York at New Paltz, after beginning a masters in Art History in New Paltz she decided to take time off and move to New York City. Settling in Brooklyn with a small group of artists from New Paltz, Schwartzott began showing work in group shows around Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY.

In 1999 Ms. Schwartzott began the Industrial Design Program at Pratt Institute. She honed her skills and began creating furniture inspired by bones fabricated from cast aluminum parts which were sculpted initially from wood. The pieces won several design awards and were shown at the ICFF in NY and the Salone di Mobile in Milan. Since graduation in 2002 she has been working as a contract designer in New York and continues to work in many facets of the design/art world.

Ms Schwartzott lives by the motto- “Draw Something Everyday” and two of her designed chairs can be viewed at

Please visit the artist’s exhibit page for information if this work is available for purchase.

The 2011 Skull Appreciation Day - The Exhibition was a collective art show celebrating the 5th anniversary of and its tremendous audience of artists and readers.

Throughout year 5.0 we will be featuring artwork from the show a few times a week. This is a chance to see all of the excellent skulls that were on display, and FOR SALE. Some of these pieces may still be available and this is a wonderful opportunity to own an original piece of skullriffic artwork. There are many well known artists who have contributed very reasonably priced works and many of them have donated their portion of the sale to benefit a great charity, the Richmond Peace Education Center.

Please take a moment to view all of the remarkable work that was created for the onset of this annual festivity. Your skull will appreciate you for showing it some love.

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