I’ve always been a closet Goth punk, with a deep love for full sleeve tattoos (particularly on men, on certain women & I’d do it on my son if the world wasn’t so uptight), unnaturally coloured hair and general gore. My love for skulls however is chief among these, because they feed into my love of the study of anatomical drawing as well as my fascination with artists who are in turn fascinated by death (more on those later).
I also, however, love pretty things- such as floral arrangements and gardening. It can be mighty confusing being me, but more so being my husband when picking out a gift on my birthday.
Jacky Tsai, a contemporary Chinese artist extraordinaire, has made his mark on the art world by creating his iconic floral skulls for Alexander McQueen‘s fashion show and stores. He has various talents, ranging from painting, print, to graphic design and fashion, but my favourite of his works are his leather skull sculptures made of floral bouquets- a 1.6metre example of which is being made for the debut of his fashion line. He cleverly titles them “Floral Skullptures” (Nothing beats solid artistic ability and wit, I tell you. Nothing). Above is a sample of his work, see the rest of his portfolio here.