Snorkelhead – it’s a head…and it’s dead
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD, but you can commission me to create another Snorkelhead 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 a hardwood base has been used.
The process of welding parts around the skull is then done to create the metal exoskeleton.
For Snorkelhead, an oil sump filter tube from a Holden Astra has been welded to a wire hair-piece that forms his long hair. A bicycle crank has been used to form the bat-style ears and a chain creates an open helmet effect.
A final spray of clear lacquer finishes off the piece.