Gregory Halili's Carved Mother of Pearl Skulls

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Philippines-born, New Jersey-based artist Gregory Halili's latest series of works involves carving and painting with oil on raw mother of pearl found in shells  from the Philippines. Halili was born and raised in the Philippines, surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical wildlife and warm people. As a teenager, he moved to this country in 1988. The artist’s memories of childhood infused with the perfume of the tropics are a touchstone to many of his paintings...

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