Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Ghost 1 by DiamondDustTaxidermy Ghost 1 by DiamondDustTaxidermy
Download for full view.

This is the first of a series of sculptures called "Ghosts," each representing something unpleasant in my psyche. I've been planning these based on the idea that, "If your psyche was a house, what would be hanging on its walls?"

This one is the coyote, a playful trickster that alludes to the loss of past friendships and happiness.

Coyote skull, coyote wall form, ear liners, Bondo, Apoxie Sculpt, and lacquer paint, 17 x 8 x 8 1/2 inches.

WIPs are here:
[link]
[link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconillegai:
illegaI Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow I would love to get one of these
Reply
:iconblackmoonvagabond:
BlackMoonVagabond Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
What a fascinating idea! WANT!
Reply
:icondracofreak899:
DracoFreak899 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, I want to steal this and put it up on my own wall ||D very awesome! <3 I wish I could buy this somewhere :o
Reply
:iconwhenwolveshowl:
whenwolveshowl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that is cool
Reply
:icons0namy:
s0namy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, its so beautiful
Reply
:iconmajardia:
Majardia Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God I would love one of these! I have some awesome skulls here that would look great if you did it like this haha. Love it!!!!
Reply
:iconkoeskull:
Koeskull Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I might want to do something like this with a smaller skull and clay. I'd love to make one like yours, but I don't have the materials/skill/money.
Reply
:iconalmostaustralian:
AlmostAustralian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous and so fascinating!!!
Reply
:iconsteven-t-h-n:
Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
This is just haunting. when i saw it in thumbnail I briefly thought it was a deer with a coyote skull but this is just more interesting.
Reply
:iconchookner2:
chookner2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best at this site!
Reply
:iconmelanuqet:
Melanuqet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gosh, this is lovely. Haunting, a little creepy, and not something I would like to run into on a dark paranoid night, but lovely. I really do enjoy the way you respect your animals, even in death, and I agree that people often can't handle being forced to understand their impact on animals and their habitat. I would love to be able to create amazing sculptures with animal parts as a medium, but I don't think I would be able to stomach it. Also, Taxidermy doesn't seem like a common thing where i live in Australia, so I simply wouldn't know where to start looking. D8

Bah. I got a bit distracted and just started babbling... But anyway, yes. I quite like this piece. And all your other pieces, for that matter. But this one is just looming in the back of my mind. It's definitely left a lasting impression.
Reply
:icondiamonddusttaxidermy:
DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :)
Reply
:iconsinfirmitas:
Sinfirmitas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much.. would you mind if I drew him? I would of course give the idea credit to you..
Reply
:icondiamonddusttaxidermy:
DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure, that's no problem.
Reply
:iconsinfirmitas:
Sinfirmitas Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconpahri:
Pahri Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! Coyote skulls are one of my faves^^
Reply
:iconlilfred:
LilFred Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Hi! I read the "disclaimer" in your ID; I don't agree with you about hunting and taxidermy, but I can see you always put some feeling in your art, instead of counting just on morbidity of the audience. I know it's not so important to you for going on your way, but, although I disagree with you, I respect you :)

And, objectively, I think this work is really beautiful and meaningful. I'm waiting for the next one on the series n_n

PS By the way, I totally agree about humans being uncomfortable with taxidermy because they are uncomfortable with their role in life & death game. Being buried without coffin under a tree, that's the way for me! :D
Reply
:icondiamonddusttaxidermy:
DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the thoughtful comment. :)
Reply
:iconailie101:
ailie101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This. I would die for this. Its the most creative, beautiful, and interesting piece ive seen. Amazing job <3
Reply
:iconskybird99:
Skybird99 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh- wow! That is so creative, i am just speechless! What other animals are you going to 'Ghost'?
Reply
:icondiamonddusttaxidermy:
DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'd like to do a horse, wolf, and deer as well.
Reply
:iconskybird99:
Skybird99 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The horse and deer will be so awesomely creepy! :love:
Reply
:iconmegeso:
Megeso Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconsinistervibe:
SinisterVibe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I love it and cannot wait to see more like this. I would love this in my home (psyche and reality).
Reply
:iconstevebrooks:
SteveBrooks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...
Reply
:icondragon-flames:
dragon-flames Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Photographer
awesome
Reply
:iconfrostriven:
FrostRiven Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This is very inspiring.
Like others have said, I would love to buy something like this; it's marvelous.
Reply
:icondragoncid:
DragonCid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is amazing! I love the idea.
Reply
:iconleperkon:
Leperkon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda a creepy cool..
Reply
:iconiamkhc:
Iamkhc Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Wow...i would buy these in a heartbeat!
Reply
:iconwomanwelder:
womanwelder Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I am conflicted, drawn to look at it and would hang this in my house in a second. You need to keep exploring this.
Reply
:iconreecekikluvloot:
reecekikluvloot Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I could not love this more if I tried :D
Reply
:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I really like this! Creative taxidermy.
Reply
:iconwyldewyndwalker:
WyldeWyndWalker Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nicely done. Creepy but beautiful at the same time.
Reply
:iconjindovi:
Jindovi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just can't stop looking at this! It's fantastic! :D I adore those ears <33
Reply
:iconthegarfieldtouch:
Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
nice and yet very cool!
Reply
:iconyikyik:
YikYik Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it finished now? Anyway, looks awesome and pretty! :)
Reply
:icondiamonddusttaxidermy:
DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, it's finished. Thanks!
Reply
:iconyikyik:
YikYik Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool... I wanna have that on my wall too! :heart: And you're welcome! :D
Reply
:iconloopywolf:
LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
magnificent
Reply
:iconpagan-moon-dreamer:
Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like it took a lot of time to make. And it came looking so real too. Well done and good luck for the future ones.
Reply
:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This looks so cool! :la:
Reply
:iconvicetounge:
vicetounge Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
want
Reply
:iconcrazyman55:
crazyman55 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its so eligent and beautiful im in tears of happyness and joy
Reply
:icontherottinglab:
TheRottingLab Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i . . .want this more then words can say.
Reply
:iconkaoru-the-yaseinin:
Kaoru-the-Yaseinin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow lol
Reply
:iconthebirb:
TheBirb Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Artist
Daaam that must have taken 4 ever 2 do
Probs
Reply
:icontwenty-nineknuckles:
Twenty-NineKnuckles Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Hoooooly crap! I can't tell you how much I love this. Wow!!
Reply
:iconsoundofsilver:
soundofsilver Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So smooth looking! This is absolutely amazing! I wish I had the money to buy it, that is, if its for sale....I would totally put this up in my room. :P Great work! :)
Reply
:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this...i wish i had!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
June 7, 2012
Image Size
499 KB
Resolution
1575×700
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
14,076
Favourites
1,426 (who?)
Comments
81
Downloads
154
×