Cow Elk Skull And Feathers
Karon Melillo DeVega
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this is a cow Elk skull, it is real, I found it while hiking in the wilderness and forests of Montana.
I decided to make a wall hanging with it so I submerged the skull in pure bleach for a full day to eliminate bacteria and bugs, and to whiten the bone. After it dried, I used braided leather to make the hanger, and from my own collection of wild turkey and wild pheasant feathers I have found, I used black leather strips and native american trade beads and hand-painted buffalo-bone beads along with tanned wild rabbit fur to create this wall art.
The skull measures 17 inches in length by 8 inches wide and is almost 7 inches deep. Overall measurement including leather hanger and feathers is about 44 inches.
Here I have displayed it outdoors against an antique outbuilding, weathered wood.
I enjoy creating art like this and have sold a few pieces. This one I kept and is hanging on the wall in my dining room which is the oldest room in this house, constructed of logs and built in 1918. Next to it is a painting of a bison, and the wall hanging beautiful compliments the native american theme on that wall.
Canon EOS 50D
Photoshop CS4 - convert to Black and White
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April 10th, 2013
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