February 6, 2013

Wednesday Whim - McQueen Skull And Beyond

all images via My Modern Met via Devid Sketchbook via Jacky Tsai

You may be familiar with London-based artist, Jacky Tsai's work thanks to his time working in pattern design at Alexander McQueen. His infamous Floral Skull design is synonymous with the designer brand. His work aims to create a unique relationship between traditional Eastern craftsmanship with the more modern concepts of Western pop art (see here).

In this particular Floral Skull Leather Sculpture, Jacky Tsai builds a skull out of flower petals made of leather. It stands over 5 feet tall and required 15 needlesmiths, 300 days/nights and 1,000 leather pieces with 1 million stitches (design director: Linda Tsai). This debuted around the time of his own fashion brand launch. His other work, Floral Skullptures, features 10 skulls covered in hand stitched flowers as well. Talk about attention to detail right?

For more, check out other artistic skulls by Jacky Tsai here!










24 comments:

  1. omg'd nancy! the details are amazing! from afar you wouldn't think, but when you showed the up close pics i thought it was gorgeous. very nice!
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  2. Ahhh! I love art like this! It's so incredible! Makes me want to go visit a museum of modern art! So inspiring!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  3. Really interesting. The details and materials are wonderful, but the subject matter .. kinda grotesque?

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  4. Oh my word...I am obsessed with this art! *_*
    That is amazing, I cannot imagine how much work must've gone into achieve the details. I always love how you expand my viewpoint on art! There are so many creative people out there :D

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  5. Whoa... these are so cool. Seriously, I don't have anything else to say! How amazing!

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  6. How fab is that? I love the mixture of bad ass & femininity. Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  7. holy cow. to be honest skulls creep me out a bit haha but this is really cool

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  8. Who knew flower petal skulls would be so cute? To think that something as sweet as flowers could be put together to make something so un-sweet as skulls. Love it.

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  9. Amazing & beautiful<3

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  10. THIS IS TOO COOL! I want one sooo bad! I love where this designer's head it! I love how he was able to crate a piece using leather, and also use both more a hard edge and femininity!

    GREAT post!

    xo KCN

    http://www.insidelookatkcn.blogspot.com

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  11. Holy moly, those are incredible!

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  12. Jesus, that is awesome. Sooo cool

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, that is crazy. Of course this would be Alexander McQueen

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  14. So amazing, thanks for sharing. :)

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  15. my husband and i are huge skull fans and collectors, so this is totes up my alley!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  16. love the details of it. but I dont like it as a whole. it is little creepy for me haha.

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  17. Wow the details are so incredible in this floral skull. I am so impressed and awed!


    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  18. these are amazing. the bold colors by jacky remind me of day of the dead! -xo.melody

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  19. Wow that is the coolest thing ever!! So amazing!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  20. i really liked this post! just learned a ton of new stuff and now i want one of those floral skulls T_T

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  21. This reminds me of local California artist who does pretty skull art this is her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/roro.favela

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