painted and sealed; oil paint, bone glue. twine. mounted on an approx 12x16" birch plaque.
Ships well-packed floated in a box within a box. no international shipping available for this one, sorry. Shipping and price include insurance and all packaging materials.
This skull was reclaimed from a road strike, and its antlers were removed prior to my finding it. I collected the wasps' nest humanely, strangely enough- it was abandoned when I found it. The driftwood and small bones were beach finds, at Heceta on the Oregon coast. I picked up the skeleton keys at an estate sale in eastern Pennsylvania. I used putty and bone glue to assemble this and to create the transition between bone and wood at the base of the antlers- and oil pigment to paint and stain that once it had dried. The feathers in this piece were collected from a humane chicken and goose farm- the birds there are raised outdoors, free range, in a small-farm setting. They have names.
All of the items comprising this piece were cleaned, degreased, and sanitized before being assembled.
This is half of a set: these mean to address the connection between the wood and the animals which live in it. the other half (Now sold) is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87353711/whitetail-antler-skull-mount-with-ash
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