Dem Bones

What a fun bony song.  It should provide a pleasant aural wallpaper for this story of deer bones.

It’s a short story, really, not too exciting but I like the pictures I took of the process so here we are.  The photos are connected to my fascination with connections.

This skull was brought to me by a new client who was referred by a friend who I suppose heard of me through someone else and that’s how that chain of connection went.  He had a deer skull in a plastic bag, in multiple parts, for years.  My job was to articulate it  which I did and you can see below:

What I’d received was the  skull, top vertebrae and jaw bone which was split in two pieces.  After boiling and giving the parts a rough cleaning, I adhered the jaw bone together with glue and lined it up with the skull.

It’s kind of beautiful how the jaw slips under the skull like that, just behind the eye orb.  Looking at this made me think of sinuses and how if one part of the face is compromised the entire visage suffers.

Because it’s all connected.

After lining it up, I made marks where I’d need to drill holes and proceeded.  Carefully.  Once the holes were made I ran steel wire through and “knotted” the ends.

The same went for connecting the vertebrae to the skull:

And that’s it for the bone zone.  Hope you liked this.  I hope you can appreciate how cool our insides are.

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