Understanding Resin Deer Taxidermy Heads Do you have questions about resin taxidermy heads? What are they and what does the process involve? First, consider what taxidermy is and what has become of this particular art. Taxidermy refers to the act of mounting or reproducing dead animals for display. The proverbial hunting trophy represents a hunter’s courage, triumph and skill, as he displays his latest kills on the mantel.
Deer & Other Types of White Faux Taxidermy Over the years, we have seen taxidermy performed on all sorts of animal species, from forest-dwelling mammals to birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Rogue taxidermy is another form of this art, which involves creating mythological creatures (jackalopes, mermaids and dragons) extinct creatures and strange hybrid life forms. These mount projects are often made with real animal parts.
Faux taxidermy heads are something else entirely, even though it is still considered an offshoot of the art of taxidermy. These are wall mounts that have been handcrafted to resemble animal heads, but which are made from artificial materials, synthetic skins and painted faces. Some faux taxidermy projects can actually be made with an “animal sacrifice”, meaning the taxidermist creates a cast from a dead animal’s carcass. Some animal mounts are legitimate animal parts covered with resin and clay for effect.
Deer Resin Taxidermy Heads: Artistic Masterpieces! However, resin taxidermy heads are something else—a crafted masterpiece designed to look like an animal’s head. They do not involve animal hunting or the stuffing of parts, but are instead created using animal photos as inspiration and animal measurements as a guide. The resin taxidermist then creates a sculpture of the animal along with a mount.
The resin designer must be familiar with the anatomy of an animal, sculpture techniques in general and perhaps painting or tanning, if the client desires those details. However, resin heads are often sold in white colors, so that they can be used as a decorative piece in a white-themed room, so that they can match the rest of the house. .
Resin Taxidermy Heads Are Trendy and Provocative It is quite common to see a white deer head made of resin in many trendy interiors, as these pieces are very “in” for 2012. Think of the advantages! Not only are resin mounts cheaper than actual taxidermy mounts, but they are also easier to color coordinate and they are much easier to mount and work with. Last but not least, these pieces do not contribute to animal suffering, nor will they “creep out” your guests with all that real fur and those glazed eyes. A white deer head simply recalls the beauty of an animal form and invites conversation—it is an artwork, not an ex-animal! These are simply decorative pieces that are sure to bring your living room, bedroom or library to life! You can find everything from a white deer head to an elephant head or a bear head, in a color of your choosing or just in simple white. Come and add some flare into your room for the spring season!