The Skull Project

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Matthew Amey
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Skulls have been used to signify danger, as religious icons, and to represent both piracy and secret societies. A skull can be evil, mystical, chilling, sorrowful or even comical. And it is a constant reminder of our fragile mortality. This paradox fascinated tattoo artist Matthew Amey and led him to develop the Skull Reference Book in 2003— a collection of 151 line drawings to aid himself and other artists who are inspired by the many ‘faces’ of the human skull. He took those drawings and asked 149 artists from 18 countries to draw or paint their interpretation of the image they were given. The results are compiled in The Skull Project, a limited edition hardcover book. Artists include Mike Giant, Joe Capobianco, Jime Litwalk, Shawn Barber, Alex Reinke, Paula Clark, Tina Forever, BJ Betts, Chris O'Donnell, Yushi Takei, Amina Reardon, and many more. 

Published in 2007 by TossAmey Press
12 x 9, Hardcover with embellished slipcase
153 pages