20/7/12 – Photographs of skeletons from the Wild Thyme Cafe in Warburton
Photos taken by a friend, Artist Unknown
A couple of months ago a friend had emailed me a few pictures from a cafe in Warburton, which is a small country town located in Victoria. The images do feature skeletal figures in random places or locations, which also adds a sense of humour. I decided to visit Warburton for the first time in order to see the images, although they were not in the cafe and it appears that the artworks may have been sold.
The artworks were previously spotted in the Winter Thyme Cafe, although as soon as I arrived to Warburton they were nowhere to be seen. The skeletal figures are positioned with different objects such as vases, glasses, mirrors or paintings, which also creates an interesting composition.
I do not know the name of the artist, although the next opportunity I have to travel down to Warburton I will ask the cafe for the artist’s name. Some of the images do feature cool or monochromatic colours, although I’m not to sure whether the colours have been modified through the flash of the camera.
The colour actually compliments the skeletal figures within the images, which actually provides a humorous and a dark perspective of death. There are images that does feature warm or earthly colours, which also features a slight tinge of green. The skeletal figures feature similarities to the stem of a flower, which may initiate a bold juxtaposition between life and death.
The images also feature unique titles, which corresponds with the skeletal figures within each photograph. The title of the artwork(s) also provides context to the actual image, which may provide an explanation for the unusual locations. The skeletal figures do appear to be plastic toys that have been photographed with different objects and locations, which also provides variation between each image.
The skeletons also feature animated gestures, which also establish a dynamic juxtaposition with the other elements or objects within the image. Each image depicts death as a lively or humorous subject through the skeletons facial expressions