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This collection was made using rodent skulls (found in owl pellets), plants, recycled copper and the process of electroplating.
What is an Owl Pellet, you ask?
Because owls often swallow mice, voles, small birds, and other prey whole, their digestive system has to deal with bones, fur, and feathers. The owl’s gizzard performs a kind of sorting operation: Soft tissues pass through to be digested, while indigestible sharp and hazardous bits like bones, teeth, and fur are formed into an oval mass. They pass back up the digestive system and are regurgitated as a pellet some hours later, often while the owl is at roost. Read more about pellets from Audubon here.
I find Owl pellets under a tree in my neighborhood, where a barn owl roosts. Dissecting the Owl pellets is easy, and there are often some really cool skulls inside.
I pair them with local plants and use the process of electroforming to plate them in a heavy coat of recycled copper.