Old Pal Yorick Smiling Again – Weird Skull Artwork

Looking into those empty eyes… Emotionless bones around a large smile striving from the depths of an unknown personality, creepy happiness carefully drawn in most cases by a row of perfectly shaped teeth. I started to wonder where the tooth fairy is when you need it…

japanese skull

Seen in 1944 Life Magazine

Funky ribbons, precious stones, molded clay and metal pieces, plastic waste and an old typewriter comprise a prodigious “atlas” of human craniums, bizarre sculptures of human skulls. Rather than mastering their victims, the cobras and maggots are more like a prey worn with pride by the “skeletal remains”. Imaginary worlds build up in silver as an argument for a million thoughts and post-mortem braces stay still for a no cavities afterlife.

Creepy skull with hat

Glass Artwork, by Kosta Boda

Cranium made with ribbon

The Ribbon Skull – a metamorphosis of a peaceful world, by Erohe du Azac

Tomohiro Inaba Sculpture

Steel Wire Frame, by Tomohiro Inaba

Jewelry Skull Jar

Anatomy in a Jar, Miniature Human Skull in Hand Blown Glass by Kiva Ford

Contemporary scary artwork

Confetti Death, made with Spray Can Caps & a Human Skull Replica via Spinello Projects

Crystal Handmade Skull

One of the crystal skulls found near the ancient ruins of Mayan and Aztec civilizations, acquired by British Museum from Tiffany’s in 1897, more images and information on this subject at Madame Pickwick Art Blog

3d printed craniumcranium sculpture

Crania Anatomica Filigre, by Joshua Harker

Snakes Scary Cranium

Japanese Ivory Okimono Human Skull, date: 1880 – Tokyo School, Asahi Gyokuzan artistic style, Meiji Period, Via Warner Antiques

fossil carved human cranium

Memento Mori sculpture -Carving using rare ice age fossil material, over 10,000 years old – Netsuke style, Via Eastern Trade Winds

Dreams of heavenly quiet and cold nature replace human brains and become stunning scenery on top of human-like skulls built up in silver by the Danish artist Frodo Mikkelsen. Hidden cottages and winter trees, grizzly bears as still images of the last deadly thoughts.

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Silver Skull Artwork by Frodo Mikkelsen

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Cranium Silver Sculpture

Skull sculpture by Frodo Mikkelsen, Courtesy of Esbjerg Kunstmuseum © 2011

Maskull Lasserre gives life to “the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility” by sculpting into old computer books.

Carving Human Skull

Book Pages Sculpture by Maskull Lasserre

Human Skull Artwork

Weird book sculpture

Cranium Sculpture Art

“The several decorative styles and forms I cite simultaneously hold divine and vulgar meaning in the present age, having an irrational quality that contradict each other.” – Katsuyo Aoki

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Porcelain Skulls by Katsuyo Aoki

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Porcelain Skulls by Katsuyo Aoki

Jim – “He goes to New Zealand, stops over Vanuatu, discovers Australia, India, and lands in Hong-Kong.” Mixing the multitude of colors and cultures into his artworks.

Jim Skull Sculpture

Corde de polyester via Jim Skull Gallery

Jim Cranium Sculpture

Jim Skull Artwork

Corde de polyester via Jim Skull Gallery

Sometimes not just pure, outrageous form of art, but a leit-motif to celebrate death, the constant companion from birth, a dear friend to be played with, to speak with – Dia de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Barro negro pottery, literally translated “black mud,” is hand-crafted in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Black clay skulls are hand molded and wood fired in thick black smoke to create the black color, then polished using quartz pieces and covered with insects and maggots, snails and… butterflies!

insects and maggots skull

Rare Vintage 1960s Black Clay Skull, Via Etsy

Skull sculpture decorated with stones

Tibetan Ritual Human Skull, Copyright © Nathan Roberts

Tibetan Cranium Sculpture

Tibetan Ritual Human Skull

Japanese Cranium Sculpture

Netsuke Skull, 19th century, London British Museum, Via Wikipedia

Walnut sculpture human head

Walnut skull vanitas, c. 17th century, Photo copyright © Pierre Bergé

Skull Artwork

Skull Made with Old Recycled Skateboard Decks, by Haroshi

Robot Human Head

Robotic Human Head Anatomical sculpture born from a reassembled typewriter. Artwork & copyright © Jeremy Mayer

Weird skeleton head sculpture made of recycled plastic pieces

Weird skeleton head sculpture made of recycled plastic pieces

A monologue. The skull of a dead court jester and Hamlet. The words Shakespeare put on the lips of the notorious Hamlet describe perfectly the vicious effects of death.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? (Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1).

But this is definitely the human condition where really nightmarish art begins shamelessly.

Skull Art

Skull Clown (Relic series), Copyright © Vik Muniz

Antique carved Tibetan skull
Antique carved Tibetan skull (2)

Carved Antique Tibetan Skull

Skull Creepy Artwork

Deus Ex Machina, a wonderful piece of metal art by the talented French sculptor Alain Bellino


authentic cranium transformed into box

Authentic Female Human Skull Jewelry Box, Copyright © Abattoir La Rue

Things you’ve never thought a skull could be:

A coin bank
Bottle Decanter
Car Gear Shifter Knob Cover
Toilet Brush Support
Creepy Cup
Cool Steampunk Statue

Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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