Objects and Skulls by James K-M

And how does this art of decoration differ from the tattoo? Or is this the etymology of tattooing? Of course the paint makes it possible to see the bones as sculptural artifacts instead of as old bones once living. They have new life as retrieved clichés – now archetypal.
Eric McLuhan, 2012



The Sacred Book of Negroes
acrylic on rubber hockey pucks, 2012



Kaaba
spray paint on wood, barbed wire
5″ x 5″ x 5″, 2012



Mount Apocalypse I
acrylic, plastic, rubber, rebar
12″ x 12″ x 12″, 2012

Mount Apocalypse II
plastic, rubber, rebar
12″ x 12″ x 12″, 2012



Vortext
acrylic on 4 plastic hard hats
28″ x 28″ x 6″, 2012



Jung Antelope
acrylic on antelope skull
10″ (h) x 6″ (l) x 11″ (w), 2011



Target
latex and acrylic on buffalo skull
22″ x 24″ x 10″, 2011



Coyote Simple
acrylic on coyote skull
5.5″ (h) x 7″ (l) x 3.25″ (w), 2012



Deer in Lights
acrylic on deer skulls
23″ x 16″ x 29″, 2012



Kabbalah Man
acrylic on plastic human skeleton
66″ (h), 2012



Polar Bare
acrylic on polar bear skull
16″ x 9″ x 6″, 2012



Circles of Life
acrylic on seal skull, brick
12″ (h) x 6.5″ (l) x 12″ (w), 2012



Pig Genius
latex and acrylic on wild boar skull, stain and acrylic on wood
16″ x 16″ x 10″, 2012

Herbal Hymns
Spray paint on found porcelain
70″ x 13″ x 1.5″, 
2015


Herbal Hymns (detail), 2015


The Lake by the Water
Spray paint on glass, iron
34″ x 95″ x 3.5″,
 2015


MADEIN
Spray paint on porcelain
80″ x 72″ x 2″, 2015


MADEIN (detail), 2015