October 11, 2014

Skull made from toy soldiers by Dimitri Spijk

Filed under: Art by Branko Collin @ 11:30 pm

skull-smaller-dimitri-spijkHengelo-based artist Dimitri Spijk made this skull out of toy soldiers.

Spijk doesn’t appear to have a website, but I found this photo on his Facebook account. The price of the work is 1,000 euro, although it’s unclear if it’s still for sale.

Check Spijk’s Timeline for other works, I already saw a painting (“for the aspiring Spijk collector” as the artist writes) for 50 euro and a birdseed helmet with the text “voer vogels, niet oorlog” (‘feed birds, don’t make war’—in Dutch it is a pun) for 75 euro.

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March 8, 2014

Skull made of ‘cocaine’ by Diddo

Filed under: Art by Branko Collin @ 3:13 pm

cocaine-skull-diddo

Boingboing says:

The work of Dutch artist Diddo, Ecce Animal, is purported to be made from “street sourced” cocaine and gelatin. The artist also describes the laboratory process used to determine the purity of the product and create the work.

Apparently the cocaine was somewhere between 15% and 20% pure, the rest of the white powder consisting of “Phenacetin, Caffeine, Paracetamol and 
a relative large percentage of sugars”. We’ll never know for sure, as the work was commissioned and the artist claims to have signed an NDA, but that hasn’t stopped publications like The Independent, Huffington Post and Vice writing about the sculpture.

Check Diddo’s other works which also occupy the space between concept and easy shock value.

See also: Skull-shaped bird house

(Photo: bydiddo.com)

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June 13, 2008

Skull-shaped bird house

Filed under: Animals,Art,Design by Branko Collin @ 2:49 pm

Germany-born but Rotterdam-based artist Stefan Gross sells these nesting boxes that look like skulls. “Rebirdy is fashioned from a frost-resistant ceramic material and can be easily cleaned by lifting the skullcap,” the artist says.

Recently he posted a video of a skull-shaped bird house inhabited by a blue tit at Youtube.

Via BoingBoing, who got the story from Kitschy Kitschy Coo.

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