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animal skulls


Recently, our meager collection of skulls increased four-fold when my uncle brought us a huge bag of bones back from Cranbrook, BC, that he and my cousin collected from the side of the highway. I spent the last month or so soaking, scrubbing, rinsing and drying the skulls, and now

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I had a thing for dead animals as a kid. Not in a serial killer way – I never took any lives myself – but in a mournful, respectful kind of way. Whenever I spied roadkill near my house, whether a squirrel, a cat or a mouse, I would dutifully

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Jason Borders creates intricate, tattoo-like artwork on animal skulls, making mind-blowingly gorgeous pieces with a macabre edge. He carves and drills the bone, turning its surface into a textured masterpiece, and then paints them for even more texture and depth. My particular favorites are the treatments he’s given the cat

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