Carbhead II – it’s a head…and it’s dead
About Carbhead II
The skull is formed using a one-off latex mold, into which concrete is poured and left for 48hrs.
After de-molding, the skull is sealed with several layers of primer paint. A process of layering acrylic paint using sponges and rags is then applied to the skull to obtain the desired effect. Further paint detailing is then done to finish the skull.
The painted skull is then mounted onto a base; in this case a wheel hub from a dirtbike has been used.
The process of welding parts around the skull is then done to create the metal exoskeleton.
For Carbhead II, timing belts have been used to create an open helmet from which a carburettor mask is attached . Other parts used in this piece include galvanised chain, and bicycle brake wires.
A final spray of clear lacquer finishes off the piece.