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These faux human head mounts, created by Joseph Seigenthaler, have an air of morbidity, but at the same time are captivating in terms of their incredible detail. The heads, some of them appearing to mocking the viewer while others just having an eerie smile, are all unique, and every one definitely freaked me out.
The head mounts were created using a variety of materials like real hair, oil, resin, acrylic, wax and fabric which were all fired on stoneware or earthware.
The Carl Hammer Gallery on Joseph Seigenthaler’s site states, “The simultaneously repulsive/beguiling mixed media figures of Joseph Seigenthaler didn’t just crawl out of some dark, murky, mysterious slime. They arrived by car, the CTA, they walked in city streets, they ate lunch in a neighborhood diner, their legs mended in local hospitals, they were entertained in the local movie theater. They were the man or woman who live just down the block.”