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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Lovely Bones

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Ali Gulec

Ali Gulec is an illustrator and co-owner of Ikiiki Design Studio, based in Istanbul. His day job is designing tshirts, but for fun, he uses a combination of traditional and digital collage to create beautiful skull art. Gulec discusses why he thinks his skulls have caught on:

“I believe people like my skulls because the contradictions such as life and death are much more obvious and visible in these pieces. Also, I have observed through the years that people are excited to see something resembling death doesn’t need to be scary and can be appealing for any person, even for my grandma :).”

Artist created, grandma approved. Can’t do better than that!

All images property of Ali Gulec/Ikiiki Design Studio.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “Lovely Bones

  1. Oh, the cats on the table in the window. Subtlety at its best! Have you read “The Lovely Bones”? Fantastic. Buy his T-shirt; read the book. Heaven. Have a good one, Donna.

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  2. The cats on the table remind me of Escher’s work. Beautiful work.

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  3. These are all exceptional. I love the way that focusing on the details blurs the ability to read it as a skull but pulling back from the detail brings the skull into sharp relief. I also like that the elements he uses vary from image to image. Very clever.

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  4. Reblogged this on ARHtistic License and commented:
    Thank you to Donna from My OBT for sharing this intriguing artwork.

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