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    Went to an exhibit today on taxidermy displays and saw these. Never seven any like this before. interesting piece
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    Might give it a try sometime. They spread the tanned hide out,built up some details, used a half skull form. Dimensions were about 30x40 give or take.
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    Here is another
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    Was obviously much larger.
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    Not a very pretty way to display your animal.

    I wouldnt want that in my shop. Looks like an old kill site.

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    I was thinking the same thing. Don't think it's appealing at all......
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    Bunch of traditionalists! Ha!
    I'm undecided.. It has an artistic flare of impresionalism so I guess it would be a matter of taste and decor. If your home was 'art deco' or 'minimalist' it might go well..

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    Just don't like the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protaxidermy View Post
    Not a very pretty way to display your animal.

    I wouldnt want that in my shop. Looks like an old kill site.

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    Glad I'm not the only one. Just looks like a pile of hide with the head still in it. I've seen plenty of similar displays on my garage floor.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protaxidermy View Post
    Not a very pretty way to display your animal.

    I wouldnt want that in my shop. Looks like an old kill site.

    RJ Simington
    Nope, wouldn't want that in my house.
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    Wow! I really appreciate the creative license that "author" took with those animals. The stag doesn't really do anything for me but the antelope is striking. I would never hang them in my home, but I do see inspiration and a story in them. Interesting indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBoater View Post
    Glad I'm not the only one. Just looks like a pile of hide with the head still in it. I've seen plenty of similar displays on my garage floor.
    LOL, I agree.. I saw that on my last deer hunt on Raspberry Island.. I wouldn't display that in my garage.

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    Maybe if it had a blue tarp boarder.

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    Yeah..figured more would be against it than for it..understandably so. There were actually 4 different ones covering a wall. I overheard many discussions on them. Some thought they were appealing and showed a different side of the artistic flare associated with taxidermy...while some were like most on here. Most of the Asian culture surrounded them and even purchased a few that were for sale. To each their own...different strokes for different folks..
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    Interesting - I love it. I thought "wow" at first glance - a very nice way to display the critter I think. Very creative and distinct.

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    I get the whole artist thing about creativity. However i dont at all think it applies to taxidermy. IMHO those mounts are not respectful to the animal.
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    I did see a mount like that 2 years ago, But it had tundra pulled up over it & Grizzly tracks all around it. LOL

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    It does complete the cycle of life.Intresting and better than going into a dumpster like most.
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    Okay, I think I figured this out.. I believe the artician was trying to convey the 'death' of an animal which is opposite from the standard taxidermy which is to make the animal lifelike. After days of thinking about it, that's my impression. LOL! Gotta admit, if it was the case it's clever and according to the responses he must have accomplished the goal. Uhh, overthinking perhaps?! :-)

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    i think it is different and cool looking.

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    Hahaa last time I saw an animal displayed that way I pulled out my pistol looking for the bear that put it there and plugged my nose while I removed the head. Interesting twist on things, I do not like it though.

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    Definately not a dignified way to display one of our most precious renewable resources which many of us cherish........ If the artist wanted to portray "death" they did a dang good job........ cuz that's what it looks like! Wonder if they included the smell in the portrayal???? Scratch and sniff maybe? Regardless, you will never see one of them in my trophy room!
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