Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls
¿I think the power of these paintings is how they give so little away yet the small details that remain tell a full story ¿ hopefully part of the story behind the mask of celebrity,¿ says the 38-year-old artist
The WAS ("power, dominion") sceptre is a symbol that appeared often in relics, art, and hieroglyphics associated with the ancient Egyptian religion. It appears as a stylized animal head at the top of a long, straight staff with a forked end. Was sceptres were used as symbols of power or dominion, and were associated with the gods (such as Set or Anubis) as well as with the pharaoh. Was sceptres also represent the Typhonic beast or Set-animal (the mascot of the Egyptian god Set).