Here’s a photo set of the 2 most recent fetal wild hog piglets that I have articulated. I worked on both of these two together, and the smaller of the two was the smallest of the bunch.
For anyone who is curious, these will be available very soon. I have one more piglet to articulate, and there are 4 total available. I am not taking pre-orders or holding them for anyone. I will make a master post here on Tumblr, and also on Instagram (@spiassek) when I will be listing them. I want to make it as fair as possible. I’ll post more information once the last piglet is finished.
*Please leave credit and don’t steal these photos. I have put a lot of work into these and would like to be given credit where it is due. Thank you.
I already know I’m going to get blasted for this but I would like to see if there are at least a few people who agree. There is a new skeleton bjd being sold on Etsy. Okay, most of us enjoy a bit of the macabre, especially with Halloween coming up. Its name is “Oddity”–cute. It’s based on/represents a fetal skeleton. Excuse me while I weep for mankind.
Does anyone else find this a bit beyond the pale? I don’t consider myself to be oversensitive but I find this distasteful, disturbing and downright disgusting. And I don’t want to hear any of that, “If you don’t like it don’t buy it” crap. That’s not the point. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t made to look “cute”.
The person who posted about it on DoA describes it as “a darling little skeleton BJD. …modeled after a fetal skeleton so their head is adorably oversized”
Babies are “darling”. Their heads are “adorably oversized”. Their skeletal remains are tragic.
Piglet #1 is complete! Here are some basic photos of the articulation process from start to finish. She was kept as a wet specimen for over a year, and macerated to clean her bones. Almost every single one of her vertebrae separated into 2-3 pieces, and every bone had to be put back together. The articulation process took about 5 days, with the entire process of skinning, maceration, and articulation being almost exactly 3 months (Jan. 5th to April 3rd). I’m pretty happy with how she came out, and she, along with 4 of her siblings, will be for sale once all 5 of them are finished.
Brushing up on my osteology before leaving for the field and decided to review some ethics tonight. This question comes to us from The Human Bone Manual by Tim White and Pieter Folkens, p. 22. Do you think it’s ethical to display fetal remains?