Beautiful Skulls Hand Carved and Painted on Philippine Mother of Pearl Shells

Filipino artist Gregory Halili creates amazingly detailed skulls that are hand carved and painted with oil on Philippine mother-of-pear shells. Using monochromatic tones with hints of color, Halili recreates the primal image of the skull with meticulous precision and immense detail. In his new works, Halili tackles the notions of life, death, rebirth, by treating the skull as a symbol of spiritual, human, and cosmic existence, reminds us that in order to grow spiritually we need to allow the ego to die and loosen its grip.

 Find out more about Gregory Halili's work here.

via [Moshita]