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Antler: Gothic Bonsai

handmade antler flower carvingGothic novels abound with images of tree branches clutching at a person’s clothes and roots tripping a person, usually during a ‘dark and stormy night’. I wondered what such a gothic tree would look like if trained into a bonsai. The branches of this tree end in skeletal fingers, with the 213 leaves protruding from the joints. The motif is extended to the roots which each end in carpal bones that clutch at the base. The whole piece is skewed as if grown in a region with frequent winds from one direction. The tree is carved from deer, moose and elk antler and is rooted in a base of yellow cedar.

Bonsai have always been popular with gardeners and plant enthusiasts. In Victorian times, a carved bonsai is the kind of artwork that would be collected by a gentleman for display in his study, office or library.

This is an excellent example of handmade antler art made by INAKA. This contemporary design handcrafted antler flower carving would be an asset to any home. High quality custom designed handcrafted antler sculpture is a reflection of the owner as well as of the artist.

46cm W x 28cm D x 55cm H
18”W x 11”D x 21.5”H
Price: $1500

 

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Antler: LionFish

handmade antler fish carvingThe lionfish is also known as the turkey fish, for obvious reasons, and as the scorpion fish because of the vicious toxin that can be injected into anyone who comes in contact with its back spines. The lionfish has no serious predators, due to its defenses. It’s bizarre camouflage is, instead, used to hide its presence from its prey, which are smaller fish. Indeed, it hardly looks like a fish at all and moves slowly.

This piece is made of over 60 parts, mostly from elk antler. The eyes are African glass beads. It sits atop a base of poplar.

This is an excellent example of the handmade antler art made by INAKA. This contemporary design handcrafted antler fish carving would be an asset to any home. High quality custom designed handmade antler sculpture is a reflection of the owner as well as of the artist.

15cm W x 20cm D x 25cm H
6”W x 8”D x 10”H
Price: $700

 

Posted in Animals, What's New

Antler: Cobra in a Can

handmade antler animal carvingThe inspiration for this piece came from a comment overheard at an international scientific meeting. An Indian scientist made a comment to the effect that someone “should not let the snake out of the can.” I realized this was the Asian equivalent of the North American saying to “not let the cat out of the bag” and gave me the idea for this piece. The cobra is made from elk antler and fits inside the included tea canister. It is designed to be handled.

This is an excellent example of the handmade antler art made by INAKA. This contemporary design handcrafted antler animal carving would be an asset to any home. High quality custom designed handmade antler sculpture is a reflection of the owner as well as of the artist.

8cm diameter x 13cm H
3”diameter x 5”H
Price: $250

 

Posted in Animals, What's New