Sculptor and painter Chris Haas has created a unique mark on the art world with his mounted and embellished skulls. "The Duke" (pictured above) is one of my favorite examples of his work in which the skull of an animal goes through a sculptural metamorphosis and is transformed into an new and darkly beautiful creature. The filigree and design on the mount flows over the skull like a delicate preserved membrane, while fresh ears and eyes (and some times adornments) give form and life where there was once none. Residing in Colorado, Chris has most recently contributed art to the annual Conjoined 7 (curated by Chet Zar) show at the CoproGallery in Santa Monica California. He continued to paint and create new and sell his fantastic sculptures. Visit his website and follow him on social media.
As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.