well I do it with love and to honor the strength,pain and beauty in their souls. so its not gratuitous gore for shock value.this is why its not realistic but ornate holes and designed scars. they arnt literal. yes Im inspired a great deal by silent hill
You couldn't have worded it better. I remember a bust you did where a girl had a beautiful hole in her chest with various items inside. Thus it didn't look like someone was simply shot in the chest. And your work is very inspiring all around!
yes mementos of their life is inside since they are meant to be relics not the actual child. Scarlet has her baby tooth and Camille has a silver star medal, still she has no name has a cherry stone. Ones I put glass over top sometimes helps too. the relic inside of Dumpling was stolen.so her heart is empty black hole. you must be left to wonder what it once was.
The only one who has literal violence is Kush. shes an adult and the ghost of a lion dancer. her end was violent and she haunts the desert. her wounds are still stylized but, look more graphic.