Final Resting

Final Resting. 16″ x 12″. Acrylic on Pine. 2023.

I have always been fascinated with bones, and I keep a collection of various skulls and bones that I find while hiking. White-tailed Deer has always been at the top of my wish list, and I have had some good luck this year, finding 3 full skulls (all bucks), and 2 different sheds. This skull was the second found on a day exploring a local ravine. The staining on the skull, and his partially grown antlers indicates that he died during April/May of at least 2022 or earlier.⠀⠀⠀⠀

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