‘The Skull’ Peanut Carving

Design inspired by Sylvia Orozco of Mexic-Arte Museum.

Day of the Dead Skulls carved from peanuts.

I utilize an inherent feature of the peanut and make good on its resemblance to something else. For this design I’m using the ‘T’ shape on the back-side of every peanut as the front two teeth on the bottom row. In the photo, the first two are an opened peanut unaltered, the third is a peanut with the lines inscribed and the fourth represents a finished piece.