laurent sykes 
biography

Anyhow let’s make it mystical. Life / Death we have all experienced it, and for me losing my mum was a terrible blow. When faced with mortality I turned to death itself, asking the same questions we all ask. My way of dealing with the Grim Reaper was to face him head on, turn Death on its head and make it a joyful matter. A beginning rather than an end. So I started making sculptures based on skulls that had no gender, colour, or race....just simply and purely human, and tried in this way to express my joy for Life . I find they are so much better out my head than in it, and I hope they make you smile as much as they do me.