Here’s a fantastic image from Noah Scalin’s five-year running SKULL-A-DAY blog, book, and other diverse creative projects. Lots of great art and ideas on his site, which has just been a great, sustained mill of morbid creativity with such a sustained commitment to the project.
My favorite, I think, is the image (pictured above) of a “Skull of Brains” that Scalin made by arranging actual brain slices encased in acrylic at the wonderful Mutter Museum. See his blog entry on the project for a behind-the-scenes video of its construction and more shots of this big, brainy skull.
I think a lot of creative writers and artists have been engaging in “daily blog art” (like “photo a day” web pages and what not) and I love this sort of thing. But for some reason, Scalin’s serial approach to skull-a-day reminded me of my original Gorelets poetry series — coming up on its tenth anniversary and soon to be celebrated in the upcoming book, The Gorelets Omnibus. The title should be out next season from Raw Dog Screaming Press, and I’m proofreading the book layout this week! Look for updates on gorelets.com or subscribe to The Goreletter on that site for news of its release.