Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Western Art

In the meeting room of a local restaurant.  Decorated skulls are a common sight in the southwest.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

This is a lovely example of this rather gruesome practice!

Kate said...

This one looks like it's covered in mosaic tiles. Odd, but interesting, tool.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Julie has a cow skull that sits on the bench where I put on my shoes and socks in our Scottsdale house. When she sees your photo, she will probably want to decorate it.

Randy said...

Great lighting on this one and I love the shadow.

Magpie said...

What a great shot. Randy's right...love the lighting and shadow. It is an unusual decorating style, but this one is impressive.

Jarart said...

This one is quite elaborate. It took some time to do all of that work. The lighting is nice in this picture.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I don't know about "decorated" skulls, but skulls are everywhere in the west. Our daughter has deer skulls in her yard. I brought home a snake skull from a trip in the Ocala National Forest (I guess I can't get it through my thick skull we no longer live in the west!) :-)

Not too appetizing a decoration for a restaurant I would think...

Jack said...

Yes, this does look like a symbol of the West. A tile-covered skull. I don't think I need it over my mantel, though.

Regina K said...

And I never get tired of seeing how different folks represent this southwestern symbol.

raskolniikov said...

nice capture. i would like to see this a little zoomed out with the full shadow of the horns on the wall.

RedPat said...

I never would have thought of putting tiles onto a skull. Interesting! Nice shadows.

T. Becque said...

You're right, common, but I haven't seen one decorated like this before!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i like the lighting on this image

EG Wow said...

Unique! Very different, Sharon!

JM said...

Generally I dont't like to see 'remains' of dead animals, no matter which they are, but I find this one very cool.