last pictures of me


One of the hardest parts of taxidermy is sculpting eyes. We focus on a lot on the eyes as humans and having bad looking eyes can almost ruin an otherwise great mount. The first two images are of a living deers eyes. There can be a LOT of variation in eyes and even more variation in the techniques taxidermists use to sculpt their eyes. The third photo is the way I had originally learned to sculpt deer eyes. This technique was definitely passable, but I’ve grown past it. The last three pictures are how I currently sculpt deer eyes as taught to me be my current boss. I definitely like the more lidded and calmer look with deer eyes.

How does a moment last forever?
How can a story never die?
It is love we must hold onto
Never easy, but we try

Minutes turn to hours, days to years and gone
But, when all else has been forgotten
Still our song lives on.”