“Shijin” Series Sculpted Life-size Skulls

“Shijin” SKULL SERIES!

The CRYSTAL (NORTH) and AMBER (EAST) skulls are the first released from the “WHO IS THE POET?” four-part series.

EAST

“EAST”
Second in a four-part series from the SHIJIN collection.
$950.00 USD
Made in USA & SHIPS FROM Los Angles, CA: A fresh new release from the “Shijin” SKULL SERIES! Solid amber resin captures the light from all angles showing new treasures each time this sculpture is looked at. The Los Angeles-based sculptor Chris Ingram designed and carved this skull originally in clay then works with a specialized team to cast the transparent resin using industry secrets. Enjoy your own copy from this EXTREMELY limited series.
Dimensions: 9.5″ Long x 7″ Wide x 9″ High

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SCULPTURE cast from clay and NOT cast from human bone! See the whole sculpting process, by scrolling down or clicking on the “step-by-step” link.
• Handmade Item
• Materials: resin
• Made to order
• Only ships to land bound United States from Los Angeles, California.

NORTH

“NORTH”
First in a four-part series from the SHIJIN collection.
Price: TBA
Made in USA & SHIPS FROM Los Angles, CA: A fresh new release from the “Shijin” SKULL SERIES! Embedded crystal stones reflect light and encompass the sculpture. This EXTREMELY limited series will be made available for the public and for wholesale soon. Join the Newsletter or contact the artist directly to be notified when these are available.
Dimensions: 9.5″ Long x 7″ Wide x 9″ High

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SCULPTURE cast from clay and NOT cast from human bone! See the whole sculpting process, by scrolling down or clicking on the “step-by-step” link.
• Handmade Item
• Materials: crystal stones, resin, & foam
• Made to order
• Only ships to land bound United States from Los Angeles, California.

HISTORY behind the series name SHI-JIN:
The Japanese word for poet is 詩人, which is pronounced \ˈshē-jēn \, with long “eee” sounds in both syllables. And similar to what we call in the west as a “play on words,” eastern poets would assemble phrases using Kanji characters with similar pronunciations but different meanings. We’re doing the same thing here. The phrase, “Who is the Poet?” translates in Japanse as 詩人は誰ですか, which is phonetically pronounced “Shijin wa daredesuka?” And although they are different Kanji, the word “Shijin” in Chinese is a reference to the 4 guardians of the 4 compass directions.

HOW WAS IT MADE?? Started as an anatomy exercise back in October of 2011, … see related photos from the work shop in the STEP-BY-STEP section of this website, or CLICK HERE.