Title: The Virgin
Size: 6″ x 8″ x ~5″
The Virgin was created using a paper mache skull, spray paint, acrylic paint, a silver Sharpie Marker, glass beads, and metal accents mounted on wood.
The Virgin is an assemblage Day of the Dead sculpture. It was a part of the second series of skulls I created. The skulls each had a persona, this one’s is of the virginal bride.
The base of each sculpture is a paper mache skull. This one was painted white using a high gloss spray paint. A hole was drilled into the back and it was attached onto a wooden dowel that was drilled into the frame. The frame is all wood and was painted a high gloss black.
Once all the glues that hold the skull in place were set, I added a variety of embellishments. Across the crown of the skull is a ring of clear glass flower beads. Two different metal embellishments were carefully bent to match the curvature of the skull and glued into place. Lastly, a silver Sharpie marker was used to draw in the teeth.
The Day of the Dead skulls are now a retired theme.