Tattoo artist Jason Stieva is popularly famous for his gothic-style tattoo creations. However, his title is also notable as an assemblage artist.
Just like his gothic-style tattoos, his assemblage artwork also features eccentric bone motives made from ordinary found materials. He’s become an assemblage artist working on similar creations for over 20 years.
His Shallow Grave Studios, which he has been working on for nine long years, includes his most popular artworks so far. The studio includes sculptures using elaborate designs using gray caustic bones. However, these are not actual bones but instead ordinary materials that are crafted to look like real bones.
Out of all his magnificent artworks from the Shallow Grave Studios, one special assemblage piece definitely stands out. Stieva’s pirate ship signifies an uncanny ark that provokes a foreboding sense of dread.
The Ontario-based gothic artist constructed the ghostly pirate ship by assembling together ordinary mechanics and materials. Figures of human skeletons decorate the bow of the ship with several barbarous characters as the passengers.
Unusual, unearthly creatures fill the ship’s most important deck, forecastle deck mast, back deck, and even the crow’s nest. The ship itself contains complex details, which makes it seem to come straight from a horror movie. It required a 15 long months to finish the ghostly pirate boat. The finished masterpiece stood 8 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide.
Source: Shallow Grave Studios