Señor SalmeMarch 6, 2013
Created by the enigmatic artist Señor Salme this little guy caught our eye recently. He doesn’t have a name, but he does have something to say…. eyes….speaking of eyes… maybe he caught our eye as we see eye to eye on how awesome the picture is?
Anyway, enough of our lame puns, what this picture does have is some cool craniofacial anatomy.
He also has a cool feature which we don’t often see in our skull pics as they are generally the wrong angle for it or have a jaw – the styloid process. This little guy that you see poking down on the bottom left hand side of the picture. More specifically the temporal styloid process as it is coming from the temporal bone, and sits kind of behind and below your ear. Its main job is as an anchor point for muscles and ligaments involved in control of your tongue and voicebox so although its small it is important!
We say that Señor Salme is enigmatic for the simple fact that his facebook page is in Spanish so is totally indecipherable by us English only speakers. You can have a look at it here and see if you can translate…. or you can see a heap of his other artworks at his website here, many of which have skulls but all of which are awesome… AND even better, you can buy prints of these cool pics here!
And, finally, thank you for being patient Craniophiles! We have recently moved house and jobs so our leisure time (translate blogging time) has been thin on the ground. We are back in to the swing of normal (as it gets!) life now so we will be inundating you again will skully awesomeness soon!