“The Deer with the Diamond Grill” by Michelle Shankwiler

Winning Bid: $66.66

This naturally sourced deer skull has been silver leafed and coated in epoxy silicone resin. It is faceted with 48 round cut colored diamonds in yellow, pink, green and brownish yellow as well as ten vintage foil back cut glass cabochons. It is being displayed on a restored, vintage mirrored tray.

Each tooth was meticulously removed and cleaned to create the diamond crown. The skull itself was treated to a barrage of sterilizing and preserving techniques both modern and ancient. The spirit of this creature has been recognized and respected during the entire process with great care, love and admiration.

Item condition: New

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MATERIALS // Ethically-Sourced Skull (Holly, our Curator, found it in the woods), Diamonds, Glass

ABOUT THE ARTIST //  Michelle Shankwiler, aka Shanky, is an Ypsilanti artist, local activist, and original Holy Bones Festival vendor. She is known for her versatility in all things crafty and creative, from web design to photography, to custom-created goods. A lifetime resident of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Michelle lives in a lovely log cabin with her diverse family. She has always been highly involved in her community. She strives to be a contradiction to the statement that if you try to do everything, you will be able to do nothing. Michelle’s best moments are spent in the experience and implementation of something new and always changing.

FOLLOW/SUPPORT THE ARTIST // instagram.com/shankytheartist

FREE LOCAL PICKUP/DELIVERY // Residents in Ypsilanti, Michigan may schedule a delivery or pick-up for auction items free of charge.

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 7 × 5 in

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: Shankwiler

Date Bid User Auto
October 31, 2020 5:39 am$66.66Shankwiler
October 1, 2020 12:00 amAuction started

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