Inspired by M. C. Escher’s work on skulls, this piece uses a tessellating skull pattern to wrap around the skull itself. The eye is a scaled down version of the entire image. Look closely and you’ll see that this is repeated infinitely.
The skulls are decorated as calaveras – also known as sugar skulls. These are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).
This piece of artwork is a part of a series of three. Each design has a different detail on the main skull. The colours have been chosen for the art to work as a single piece or as part of a triptych.