‘Crowned’ by Mallory Hart
Artist: Mallory Hart
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 13″ x 10″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 23″ x 19″ x 1″)
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“Teeth are the most visible bones in our bodies. We use them on a daily basis for eating. And we see them on others while interacting. And yet, despite this all, they are viewed as dark and creepy when on their own.
This skull has no teeth of its own left, they have rotted away, or maybe have been removed. Decay of the bone has taken over. But it is crowned in teeth, crowned in itself, or maybe crowned in the gifts from others. Wearing a crown represents receiving the highest honors, and wearing a crown of teeth is no different, just a bit darker.” – Mallory Hart
About the Artist:
Mallory Hart is a professional artist and illustrator based out of Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the rustic, gritty, industrial side of the natural world, she renders a style that is both realistic and playful. Mallory specializes in watercolor but regularly works with acrylic and oil, as well as other mediums. Her vast portfolio runs the gamut from disquietly dark skull images to joyously heartwarming pet portraits. In addition to fine art, Mallory creates enamel pins, patches, and stickers. As a scenic artist in the world of professional theatre, Mallory has been very fortunate to collaborate with world-renowned designers and participate in numerous award-winning productions. Mallory has two cats, a BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in illustration, a dog, a lizard, and a husband.