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Clara Lieu Depicts Craniums with Multiple Jaws

By: Jason Soy - Published: Aug 26, 2012 • References: claralieu and devidsketchbook
Looking at these Clara Lieu drawings of seemingly mutated craniums, you’d expect them to have referenced real skulls that were genetically defective. The detail and anatomical accuracy is astounding, establishing Lieu as an artist of extreme caliber. It’s only when you examine how warped each skeletal head actually is that you realize Lieu must have conceived of these skulls in her imagination.

And describing Clara Lieu’s skull drawings in words actually makes them odder than their visual representations. There are craniums with three jaws, skulls with cheekbones weaving in and out of eye sockets, overlapping skeletal heads and much more. If I wasn’t so in awe of Lieu’s technical skills, I’d probably be shaken to my core by how disturbing these images actually are.