Spooky Wall Sculptures of Victorian Ghosts Emerging from a Mirror

Ghost Emerging from a Mirror

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Inspired by Victorian horror literature, artist Michael Locascio (founder of Della Morte & Co.) has created a series of haunting sculptures. His Ghost in the Mirror comes in two versions, one depicting a female ghost and another featuring a male phantom. In both cases, the cast resin figures emerge from antique mirrors as though floating from the underworld into our space.

Though these contemporary gothic sculptures measure just eight and a half inches, they immediately make a big impact. Locascio's choice of translucent resin makes for a delicate appearance that also reflects their otherworldly nature. The artist's love of the macabre was perhaps born out of his classical training. While studying sculpture at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Newington Cropsey Foundation, he worked with live models, skeletons, and annual cadaver dissections.

This training, paired with his love of Renaissance and Baroque art, has informed his work, yet his pieces still have a modern feel. Having also worked in prototype sculpting for action figures and collectibles, he's able to marry his classic sensibilities with modern-day desires.

“My art is influenced by mythology, the occult, and the macabre, but I try to give my pieces a sense of classical maturity,” Locascio tells My Modern Met. “I have more ideas than I know what to do with, but I tend not to begin a piece until I have a unique take on the theme, and hopefully something creative that people haven’t seen before, even if the characters or concepts are familiar.”

Ghost in the Mirror and Gentleman Ghost in the Mirror are both available via the Della Morte & Co. store. Both sculptures are also available as glow-in-the-dark editions, which add another dimension as the lights go out.

Inspired by Victorian horror literature, Michael Locascio created a set of sculptures showing ghosts emerging from a mirror.

Contemporary Victorian Art

Spooky Sculpture

Contemporary Victorian Art

The translucent resin adds an otherworldly touch to the ghosts as they flow from one realm to the next.

Contemporary Gothic Art

Ghost Emerging from a Mirror

Spooky Sculpture

The artist even created incredible glow-in-the-dark versions of each sculpture.

Glow in the Dark Sculpture

Glow in the Dark Sculpture

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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