I am so pleased to be featured in this amazing new SKULLTURE book
Thanks to everyone at Vetro Editions for including my inky art. I am listed under Dionne Marshall (aka Punctured Artefact)
The book is of lovely quality and captures an amazing range of inspiring artists, creators and makers across multiple disciplines.
Skullture : Skulls in Contemporary Visual Culture ; Paz Dizmad / Luca Bendandi
216 pages, Hardcover
240 Illustrations. The list of more than 70 contributors includes; Emilio Garcia, Lucy Hardie, Haroshi, Dionne Marshall, Alexandre Orion, Jim Skull, Ian Strange, Didier Ra, Vhils and Yohji Yamamoto.
Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thing human civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although the power of its iconic form originates from its association with death, it has come to represent so much more. Skullture takes a comprehensive approach while examining this phenomenon, taking into account both visual and conceptual considerations of the skull throughout history. The book explores the connections of Aztec religious iconography to Damien Hirst and the Ramones to Eighteenth Century funerary practices without ever losing sight of the fact, that while fashion changes, the visual staying power of the human skull carries on. Skullture presents different aesthetic uses of the skull as well as its various cultural resonances through myriad disciplines of art design and fashion.
Find out more or buy @
Gingko Press; http://gingkopress.com/shop/skullture/
Vetro Editions; http://www.vetroeditions.com/Skullture
Read more about my featured art ‘Rhythm of life’ here
Wishing you all a wonderful new year and a happy & healthy 2016 , thanks for making 2015 so special