Friday, July 8, 2011

Blood Cankor

The Blood Cankor features some really awesome textures around the eye sockets and on the skull. Add a "brain clamp" and the result is pretty hideous. The Arsenic Asylum Collection offered me a blank slate, a chance to just create without a predetermined destination, sort of like three dimensional sketches. 

Inmate #015 was confined to Arsenic Asylum in 1908. Surgeons removed his eyes and used an experimental “brain clamp” in an attempt to alter his aggressive tendencies.

Arsenic Asylum Characters are made from papier mache and miscellaneous recycled materials. Each character is unique and created by hand. 

The Blood Cankor was designed to be used as a hanging decoration and measures roughly 24 inches from the top of the head to the bottom of the cape.

The cape is made from recycled fabric which has been distressed, dyed, painted and layered with painted cheesecloth.

A wire loop is embedded in the top of the skull to allow #015 to be suspended from a hook or cord.

Arsenic Asylum Characters are designed for interior use only and should be kept in a dry environment. The Blood Cankor weights approximately two pounds.

Visit for the dark and horrifying history of Arsenic Asylum.

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