Last month I entered two paintings into the 2008 Opened Juried Show at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT. The show is called Interpretations and Inspirations, juried by Philip Janes. These two canvases were accepted into the show.
Animal skulls lend themselves to much interpretation and reflections of color. I see the skull not just related to death but a structure that life emanates from. Of course, the childhood fascination for digging up things in the backyard or woods that your parents find weird or dirty ("Don't you dare bring that thing into the house!") - and the ability to hold onto that fascination into adulthood - is a very useful tool for an artist!
Check out the Farmington Valley Arts Center website: