Some of the animals we found in our yard last Summer
Evolution Patrick Gries
“This project offers an atypical approach to viewing natural science. The photo series of Paris’ Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle’s collections of vertebrates presents these skeletons as sculptures and forces us to reconsider the boundaries between artistic and scientific objects.”
The Sunbeam Snake is one of the, if not THE most iridescent snake. It’s a terrestrial snake that spends most of its time underground.
- locale is southeast Asia/ Indonesia
- born with a “collar” marking around the neck, fades when older
OH NO ARE YOU A TINY SNAKE THE SIZE OF A BLACKBERRY! YOU ARE A TINY SNAKE THE SIZE OF A BLACKBERRY OH MY FUCKING GOODNESS LOOK AT YOU
THE SNAKE IS A LIE!!!!! (Source. No, it’s not ‘shopped.)
Shed snakeskin that I found the other day when doing the shoot for the Steampunk Scavenger Hyena. Not sure what species, though the skin is mostly complete (missing the tail and the underside of part of the neck) and 42” long. When I saw it in the grass, there was enough play of shadows that my first glance made it look alive and I thought “FUCK! RATTLESNAKE!” Since I was about two feet away from it I backed off, though once I saw it wasn’t alive I decided I needed the souvenir.
I’ve been uploading all my leftovers from FaerieCon West to my Etsy shop. Tails, ears, and masks are all done and ready for purchase, and yesterday I finally got the full hide headdresses up there, too—coyotes, foxes, a bobcat and a badger. This is the American badger from the lot, a bit unusual for my work but he turned out really nicely! You can see more about him here, or check out all of them on my Etsy here.