Most people would never look twice at an old, decrepit wall but then again artist Richard Vermaak isn’t like most people. He sees these eroded surfaces as his blank canvas and that inspires him with ideas. His mini Dia De Los Muertos-looking characters, called Skelewags, spring to life, finding ways to get into some hilarious trouble.
“This started out with the search for interesting textures to use as backdrops for the scenes and quickly progressed to the point of interpreting the surfaces or objects from a different perspective. Designing within restrictions encourages creativity and right from the start I established rules pertaining to the creation of the Skelewags.
“Neither the photographs nor the environments are allowed to be altered, propped or edited in any way.”