DescriptionMooka Jasper Skull Statue: "Melting"
Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Stone source: Madagascar
In keeping with Luis Quispe's predilection for visual puns, we offer his take on a the concept of "melting" - wherein the skull of the piece appears to be liquefying in a fashion suspiciously similar to a sundae of mixed flavors that has been dropped on a hot sidewalk. The Madagascan Mooka Stone very capably simulates all sorts of sweet treats: vanilla, chocolate, and coffee ice cream slathered with butterscotch, strawberry, and even more chocolate syrup. Even the Mooka base continues the simulation with carved rivulets of the aforementioned goo, oozing their way down one side of the piece. Hard and soft, sweet and scary - this is not an accidental conjunction: it is a fully intended exercise in thematic counterpoint.
Overall Measurements: 6.3 x 5.9 x 5.1 inches (16 x 15 x 13 cm)
Provenance: The Faces of Eternity Skull Collection
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
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