DescriptionPeanut Wood Skull Statue: "Chocolate with Peanut Butter Skull"
Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Stone source: Australia
The title of this work implies some unexplored territory between the land of Reese's Pieces and Hades: the Underworld. Either that, or Luis is just making a visual pun on his use of "Peanut Wood" - a Australian variety of fossil palm wood that has holes left by burrowing insects during the period when it was alive. Holes that were infilled by silt as part of the fossilization process. Holes that now look like peanuts against the dark brown "chocolate" that completes the trope. Simply polished, the message of the work is that double entendre allusion to food and Australian fossil wood. The remainder of the ensemble involves one of Quispe's vermeil vertebral columns emerging from a circular base of Obsidian, decorated with vermeil furnishings bearing miniature skulls.
Overall Measurements: 9.8 x 8.7 x 8.7 inches (25 x 22 x 22 cm)
Provenance: The Faces of Eternity Skull Collection
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.
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