The Skulls of Derik Van Beers is a short film created by California-based filmmakers, the Perez Brothers. The film follows sculpture artist Derik Van Beers as he handcrafts ceramic skulls in his Oakland, California studio. They call the film a “morbidly optimistic examination of both life and art”.
Working exclusively with the primal image of the skull, the art of Van Beers is meant to provoke themes of lost innocence and to playfully remind viewers of their own mortality.
photos by Kelly Jo Noonan