By P.A, Oct 24 2014 11:43AM
Ink // Tattooed on leather
In reclaimed ash frame, with leather inlay
50 x 70 cm
I thought I would share my latest piece of 'death head devotion' with you!
If you 'follow' my work on any of the social platforms, you will by now have seen the piece now called ‘Rhythm of life’ (in progress)
It was created for the exhibition of over 40 ‘skull artists’ from around the world, curated by Mr Four Fingers.
The exhibition runs in Shoreditch, London . Find out more HERE. It runs from Halloween, so if you are in the London area, go see it, its got some truly inspirational artists showing there!
It is called ‘Rhythm of life’
It features 3 skulls (front, side and the mandible) set within a geometric hourglass and falling sand. Alongside a few of my symbolic favorites … botanicals, snake, mandala, cosmos.
In a couple of previous posts , I have talked about how my work is created (linked below)
So, I will keep this post short and show you the start to finish shots. And not talk too much!
My work is created on vegetable tanned natural leather, which is tattooed with one needle (yes a single needle!) by a regular tattoo machine, it is then ‘tooled’ and embossed to add some depth .
WORK IN PROGRESS
Choosing the leather
Starting the design
Adding in detail
The process is immensely time consuming, with layers and layers of fine lines to get the right weights. It is rather a labour of love in more ways than one! The nature of the material means the needle bounces and cuts and tears into the leather, making a smooth line pretty tricky!
Watch this space, as I will be releasing a LIMITED EDITION art print, soon!
Here are some pics of the final thing! In a reclaimed ash frame, with leather inlay
Thanks for reading, get in touch to commission a new INKY piece @ [email protected]