AJ Fosik

“Fosik’s feral creations take the shape of fantastic beings that communicate a subversive, anti-religious commentary through the depiction of hyperbolized fictional gods. Nameless, assigned no specific meanings or powers, beholden to no formal faith—real or contrived—Fosik’s idols are not meant to contribute to some grand theological narrative of the artist’s design. They are masterfully made beautiful objects that examine the nature of spiritual iconography through an absence of religious discourse. In this way, Fosik points to the power and scope of man’s innate creativity devoid of divine inspiration.”

– Lainya Magana, Hi-Fructose Magazine, 2010

This guy’s done album art for Mastodon’s last two albums.  The sculpted head in the second row was on the front cover and on the CDs themselves.  I’m pretty sure all of these pieces were part of the album art for The Hunter.  Huge fan.

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art sculpture creative magic mastodon the hunter once more around the sun album art stuff I'd hang on my wall