Be aware that this Tumblr frequently includes pictures of art made with animal remains, as well as occasional liberal political ideologies. Mostly it's nature photography and art (and not just of charismatic megafauna).
Artist, author, (neo)shaman, and wannabe polymath living in the Pacific Northwe(s)t.
Creator of Curious Gallery, a two-day arts festival celebrating the wunderkammer revival in Portland, OR on February 1-2, 2014. Details at http://www.curiousgallerypdx.com.
I discovered neopaganism in the mid-1990s, and shortly thereafter began my work with animal totems and neoshamanism. Over the years I've wandered through various paths, ranging from Wicca-flavored neopaganism to Chaos magic, but for the past few years I've been creating Therioshamanism, a post-industrial neo-shamanic path. I've also been creating various neopagan ritual tools and other sacred art from hides, bones, beads and other such things since about the same time. And I've written several nonfiction books on totemism, animal magic, and related topics. My next book is "Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect With Spirits of Field, Forest and Garden", due out from Llewellyn in May 2014.
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Yusuf the Odd-Ball Artic Fox. ♂
I got this guy from a German Fur Trader, and honestly at first from the seller photos I thought it was a Leucistic Red Fox. XD When I got him I knew then he wasn’t even a Red Fox Mutation. His fur is the most dense fur I’ve ever felt, none of my other pelts even come close.
He has this adorable speckled nose and light brown sprinkling along his back. All paws and claws are there, and tho the leather seems to be weak (he needed quite a bit of sewing around his back legs) his face rehydrated really well for reshaping.
The tail is a donor tail, sadly Yusuf arrived to me without his original tail, hence why the tail is whiter than he is.
I also believe he was ranch-raised, as the fur on his feet is very over-grown, and it’s something I’ve noticed among ranch fox pelts, as compared to wild foxes, which don’t have over-grown fur on their feet…. Another reason for this belief is he’s very big, and from what I’ve seen Artic’s are smaller compared to Reds.
He’s only been a part of my collection for a few months but I adore him a lot. His name is taken after an Assassins Creed: Revelations character, Yusuf Tazim.
He’s pretty, whatever he is!
Don’t you miss how when we were kids, you’d just go out on your bike? Add it to the pile of Lessons From Our Eight-Year-Old Selves.
is that a snake in your pocket or are you just happy t- oh shit its a snake
Detail from an ivory panel -Cordoba, Spain ~10th-11th century
Dingo near Alice Springs, Australia by Stuart Groves
© Kvallning 2013
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