Monday, June 9, 2014

Preserved Shrunken Head

Artist Tom Kuebler brings us this incredibly detailed tsanta.  The base sculpt features some well done texture work, but it's the punched hair that really makes the piece. 


CoastConFan said...

His work is quite good, especially the implanted hair. The facial features are well formed and each has individual character. Generally though, on originals, the eyes are also sewn shut and the nostrils and ears are plugged. They also have a nice beef jerky look and texture due to the smoking process.

An interesting article about DNA testing shrunken heads:

One article out of many articles on the web about head shrinking:

A great historical gaff by Robert Ripley that really wasn’t a gaff:

Smithsonian shrunken heads and shrunken bodies:

Anonymous said...

He also did an excellent life-sized version of H.P. Lovecraft himself: