By Joe McFarlane
A skilful artist creates amazing pieces of skull-shaped art and jewellery from pencils, pool balls and even sea shells.
Working out of his small art studio in Beccles, Suffolk, Scott Knight, 43, has gone from failing art school as a young man, to amassing a following for his macabre yet beautiful pieces of art and jewellery.
Experienced in carving since he was a small child, Scott decided to follow his dreams, quit his job in farming, and became an artist after.
Using pencils, pool balls, sea shells and countless other objects in order to craft ornaments and jewellery, Scott’s life-long fascination with skulls now consumes his entire artistic outlet.
Scott said: “I have collected skulls all my life and have always been fascinated by the notion that the skull is the box that holds the soul of the body. It is a delicate frame of intricate natural structural engineering, a perfect blend of form and function, so strong yet so delicate in its design.”
“Finishing a skull is always a good feeling.
“The finishing of the skull is a time to sit and carefully examine the finished skull. Quite often I notice a change I would like to make but I don’t strive for perfection, I don’t aim for a completely perfect finish.
“I have no interest in producing something that has no trace of its origins or the marks it took to make it. I leave just enough tiny foot prints on the surface to show that it is real, it was made by hand and is truly unique.”