The Art of Darkness

Scanner Skulls

September 22nd, 2008 by Cobwebs

Squirrel SkullHere’s a definite “Why didn’t I think of that?” idea. A submitter by the name of Balint sent some images to the Skull-a-Day blog that he made by putting animal skulls on a flatbed scanner.

This would be an easy way to create some eerie, unique images to decorate your walls. Small animal skulls (or plastic replicas, if you’re squeamish) are reasonably inexpensive. You can find them at local taxidermists or online at places like Skulls Unlimited or American Headhunters.

I really like the sensual, mysterious quality of these images. A collage of different skulls (or the same skull scanned at different angles) would be an arresting focal point for a room. After you scan them and frame the results, you can also display the skulls as objets d’art.

Inexpensive! Easy! What’s not to like?

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