these skulls reveal the souls of their species (all of which are endangered)
 

these skulls reveal the souls of their species (all of which are endangered)

sonny — a british-born, south african street artist — will transport special cargo to new york city at the end of may: a collection of decorated skulls and paintings. each skull captures the soul and face of an endangered species. leopards, orangutans, gorillas — seeing them, hopefully, will inspire awareness and action within our rib-caged hearts.

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all images courtesy of sonny

 

 

canada, russia, south africa, UK, the netherlands, and more have seen these murals and fangs. now, it’s 393 broadway, new york’s turn to house them. for those living in new york, that address is just one block from canal street.

 

200-300 shades of color often go into sonny’s paintings. in a flat image, these shades come together to create hyper-realistic textures of fur and fangs; however, while they are realistic in many ways, they are also surrealistic in the best of ways. turquoise blue streaks are dyed into the gorilla’s hair. rhinos and tigers have teeth like grillz, scraped away skin and colorful tribal tattoos.

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skull of kaaria, the leopard

 

 

catch the baroque skulls and paintings on display at 393 broadway, new york, NY, from may 17 – may 19, 2018. some limited edition prints will be up for sale and all funds will benefit project CAT — a collaboration between discovery communications and world wildlife fund (WWF). the collaboration devotes itself to creating a healthy habitat for tigers by conserving millions of acres of land in india and bhutan.

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skull of kunga, the gorilla

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skull of pinda, the orangutansonny
skull of pinda, the orangutansonny
skull of logan, the mexican wolfsonny
skull of logan, the mexican wolfsonny
skull of mandla, the lionsonny
skull of mandla, the lionsonny
skull of mandla, the lionsonny
skull of manipi, the bearsonny
skull of manipi, the bearsonny
skull of saha, the tigersonny
skull of zouyu, the panda

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sonny, standing before his paintings

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