Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christopher Columbus Skull Bust

Brandon Vickerd created this sculpture "by taking a bust of Chris Columbus and carving a skull into it."

 One of my favorite things to see in art museums are busts. They are a fairly common type of sculpture, but they are always highly detailed representations of real people. I like seeing this alteration of a famous person's bust into something more modern. The lacquered best helps the carved skull stand out. There is an eerie beauty to this altered bust that even the most classical art lover could appreciate.

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