Gary James McQueen - Vanitas Skull


Gary James McQueen created the original Vanitas Skull artwork as the hero image for the BAFTA nominated "McQueen" film, paying homage to his late uncle and mentor Alexander Lee McQueen. 

The artwork fuses pioneering technology with traditional values and nature’s beauty. It comprises a physical golden skull sculpture which was hand drawn and then digitally sculpted. The timelapse of the delicate flowers, birds and moths embedded in the skull work in unison to form an intricate and exotic immersive experience. The flowers dying inside the skull’s framework set a tone that is melancholic and romantic illuminating beauty in the mystical and macabre. 

Edition 38/200

Framed 67 x 82cm