Tiny Skulls and otherwise
July 24, 2018 8:41 PM   Subscribe

Tiny Skulls and otherwise
Recently I've been sculpting tiny skulls and leaving them out in public as free art for people to find and claim.

In November of last year I thought, "It's time to start a new hobby" and I landed on sculpting with polymer clay. I finished my first tutorial, a human head, and as a celebration project I made a goofy little skull. A friend said, "If you make another one can I have it?" and I thought, "Why would I ever make more than one?"

Fast forward to today, seven months later, where making skulls is all I think about. I make one or two every few days. As I go out to do things here in New Orleans I hide them in various places and post hints on my Instagram and / or my Twitter account. It's become a strange and unexpected success, with the last several pieces each having been snatched up in under half an hour.

I make things other than skulls on occasion - bones, claws, the occasional carrot - but skulls remain my favorite.
Role: sculptor, photographer
posted by komara (8 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by not_the_water on July 25, 2018: Tiny Skulls and otherwise

Man, I've been loving watching this stuff come along elsewhere. It's so good.
posted by cortex at 8:41 PM on July 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

SNULLS (snail skulls)!!!
posted by moonmilk at 9:20 PM on July 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Yay! I love your Instagram, glad you posted this to projects!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:22 PM on July 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

This is the best thing!
posted by duffell at 5:18 AM on July 25, 2018

I still want one of those
posted by infini at 12:03 PM on July 25, 2018

I love the carrot. I now want something with a skull peaking out like that, carrot or otherwise.
posted by Margalo Epps at 4:34 PM on July 25, 2018

What lovely little skulls. I especially love mushroom skull.
posted by AnhydrousLove at 10:17 AM on August 2, 2018

I LOVE THIS! Now I'm thinking of some way I could make quick, cute puppets to leave around for people.
posted by xingcat at 8:08 AM on August 8, 2018 [1 favorite]

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