…one cannot overlook the power of the sinister in our current culture. Remember, Ben Franklin’s proposal of the turkey as national bird was turned down in favor of celebrating a carrion-eating predator. Today we find skull imagery everywhere, rescuing designs – like in men’s clothing – from being judged as nelly, cute, femme, lightweight, and inconsequential.
Now I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do. Just saying, if a skull or two doesn’t hurt the big picture, I might just toss them in as insurance against #unintendedjudgments. Also, a hint of the sinister might open the door to shipwreck themes. Hmmm.