Osteoglyph (2020)

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Osteoglyph was one of the first projects I made in quarantine - for an advanced drawing class, if you can believe it.

 

I had found a full deer skeleton in a nearby yard a few years prior, and finally came up with a purpose for the bones; I drew a series of improvised glyphs and runes to cover the skull, pelvis, and jawbones, which were rearranged to resemble a sort of occult headdress.

 

The symbols loosely correlate to a mythology that this deer might have believed in life, if deer actually believe in anything.

[Deer bone / oil marker / spray-paint]