Kim Stace Thomas

Skulls: A Series of Drawings & Paintings

“I'm an artist from Chicago, new to the Bay Area. I just try to make things that look cool. I wish I could say I had some deep meaning behind my work but currently, I am purely visual. I love working in pen, ink, pencil and skin.”

This show is basically an exploration of skulls. Skulls are cool and everyone has one! There are themes of mortality, mythology and just plain badassery.

A kitsune is a magical creature from Japanese folklore. It appears as a fox but likes to disguise itself by tying a skull or a leaf to its head and create mischief. Well, not always, but mostly. They parade about often as ladies until discovered—then they flee. They have up to nine tails that show how old or wise or powerful they are.

The kitsune’s physical posture interested Kim first. It’s just so unnatural. She loves their undefined character; it could be positive or could screw you over. But they are not innately evil, as with a lot of myth, to justify their behavior.

Kim is an illustrator and tattoo artist working at Mermaids Tattoo Studio in San Francisco, CA. You can reach her at or at the studio on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Fridays at (415) 550-1400.



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