Artist Eden Gorgós has handcrafted a charming line of skull soaps “Art of Dying” to remind everyone of “symbolic of the brevity of life.” Coming in a variety of colors, these soaps are made with coconut oil, colored with natural clay/herb/flower, and formulated to moisturize without sacrificing lather. All but the white soaps are scented with a combination of essential oils. Solid lotions and unisex cologne are made with Shea butter, Beeswax/Candelilla Wax, and Calendula, Arnica flower, and Chamomile infused Almond oil (and scented with a blend of essential oils).
These amazingly detailed skulls that are hand carved and painted with oil on Philippine mother-of-pear shells by artist Gregory Halili. According to Halili, “The shell’s natural shape is best for skulls. He could create portraits but they will not be as effective as skulls.” Using monochromatic tones with hints of color, Halili recreates the primal image of the skull with meticulous precision and immense detail. His amazing skulls will be shown at Silverlens Galleries in Manila and Nancy Hoffman Gallery in NYC. If you don’t have chance to view these incredible skull shell in person, you can see some in Halili’s Facebook gallery.
The countdown to Halloween is here and today it’s all about skulls! Yes Skulls! Skulls created by the artists all over the world, in different shapes and by various materials. As symbols of mortality and power, skulls have been used in human ceremony, ritual, and art for tens of thousands of years. They pop up everywhere surround us today. But what is about skulls that makes it so appealing? Let’s take a look at how those creative artists use skulls in their creation as a pre-celebration for the coming Halloween.