These bonsai skulls are creepy chic.
When people walk into my bedroom, one of the things they always say is that my décor is a little dark. I’ve also been told it looks like a hotel room (which I take as a compliment), and that my sensibilities are a little creepy (also, a compliment). So when I saw these bonsai skulls online, my first thought was ‘Do they come in gold?’ and if so, where can I clear some shelf space in my little dungeon to put them?
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Created by Jack of the Dust, the Bonsai skulls represent the tradition of ‘memento mori’, which means ‘remember that you can die’, in Latin. One of them features a traditional bonsai garden, another is a blooming cherry blossom garden, and the third has a graveyard scene.
If your décor needs a little sprucing up, maybe one of these bonsai tree skulls are just what you need. There is something so poetic about the death-meets-new-life art of this, don’t you think? Personally, I think these belong on a mighty shelf perched high above a grand, wooden desk as if to say “mess with my business and this could be you.” But who knows, maybe that’s why I’m nobody’s boss/dictator.
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