Skulls: A Death's Head Gallery - In Colorless MonochromePoster for the Skulls art show, examining the deaths head and it's symbolic resonance in art, design and pop-culture.
October of 2013.
Portion from artist invite letter:
The image of the skull has served as a powerful and instantaneous reminder of our mortality since time immemorial. Despite it's grim indications, the "death's head" is a ubiquitous image in our culture, permeating our art and industry in a multitude of ways. From biker jackets to toddler tees…skulls have a pliable and broad appeal that defies easy explanation. (Maybe it's just because they look damn cool?)
Is the popularity of skull imagery worthy or deserving of subversion? Can this design mainstay be reshaped somehow? Or, does its symbolic strength lie in its classic simplicity? That’s where you the artist comes in…