Husband and wife team Anthony and Lisa Parker are both film industry veterans of 20 years’ standing. They also work together as artists under the collaborative pseudonym ‘Skeleton Heart’. Anthony is an all round technician with skills ranging from sculpture to painting & finishing and prosthetic application. He has worked on numerous blockbusters including ‘World War Z’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel: WitchHunters’.
Lisa is a fabricator and puppet maker who has worked on a large number of films and television productions including ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘Corpse Bride’ and ‘Little Britain’. Their work as Skeleton Heart is exquisitely detailed and unique – take a very close look!
After many years of working as FX artists on big movies and TV shows, Anthony and Lisa began creating artwork together and now have a fabulous collection of beautiful, unique pieces to share, some of which will be in the Monster Mash Exhibition.We’re lucky enough to have had a preview of their new book and it’s full of gorgeous studies of their evocative, stylised works.
The intricacy of each piece is incredible, and the care and skill used to create them shows in every last detail. The thing that strikes you when seeing them as a collection is just how synchronised the artists are, from concept to delicate finish their shared love of subjects like animation, Victoriana and antiques create a backdrop against which their individual influences and styles combine perfectly. The book also has some fascinating studies of how the work is made and we’re giving you a sneaky peek at two pages here. Look out for it in the Monster Mash room and both artists will be at the event, so track them down and have a chat.