Strange but True: Spice Skulls

Strange but True: Spice Skulls

Regina Yunghans
Aug 16, 2011

Kitchen spices used as a medium in an art installation sounds pleasant enough, right? But what about when they're meticulously glued together to form tiny, realistic skulls?

That's what these Spice Skulls by artist Helen Altman are: little bitty skulls made of paprika, mustard, fennel, poppy seeds, and more. She glues together each individual piece of spice to create the skulls, which when displayed together show the array of colors derived from the spice cabinet.

What do you think? Too macabre for your "taste", or an awesome celebration of spices?

See more at Museum of Arts and Design and Helen Altman's webpage.

Related: Ghost Peppers: Sweet Treats from a Scary Spice

(Images: Museum of Arts and Design, Helen Altman)

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