Have you ever wondered what a vegetable carved into a skull would look like? Me neither. But we all probably have that one friend that’s weirdly obsessed with skulls. I’m lookin’ at you, Jenn. Weirdo.
Well, Russian dreamer and sculptor Dimitri Tsykalov did, and we’re stoked about it.
For a little over two and a half decades now, Tsykalov has been commenting on society’s woes through his modern art.
While a good number of his pieces were made to incite thought (like guns made from deli meats and bearskin rugs made from ammunition boxes), most of them are just made for fun, like the skulls made from fruits and vegetables.
What makes these skulls particularly special is the way they are made. Tsykalov uses knives, spoons, scalpels and power drills, but it’s still all done by hand.
Even after they are made, the artistry doesn’t stop there. These beautifully haunting skulls actually become much more lifelike once they start rotting a bit.
Tsykalov also never used any computer programs to enhance or pixelate any of his work, as he correctly assumed it would take away from the inherent beauty of it all.
Dimitri’s latest work revolves around building model cars out of wood, including a Rolls Royce and a Porsche.
Photo Credit: Dimitri Tsykalov