Radiohead – it’s a head…and it’s dead
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD, but you can commission me to create another Radiohead inspired DEADHEAD
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 an engine casing has been used.
The process of welding parts around the skull is then done to create the metal exoskeleton.
For Radiohead, bicycle chains were used to form the centre headline from which further parts could be welded to. Other parts used in this piece include valve springs, timing belt pulleys, old threaded coach bolts, dynamo coils, and bicycle front chainrings.
A final spray of clear lacquer finishes off the piece.