John Rasmussen Animal Pins
Wildlife Artist John Rasmussen was raised in Idaho near famous Yellowstone Park. He spent long hours studying the wildlife of the area and reproducing their beautiful forms in bone, wood, ivory, soft stone, and other natural materials. Since elk and deer shed their antlers and grow a new set each year, this source of material for carving seemed to be a natural choice. The end result is the combination of the handiwork of nature with the interpretation and craftsmanship of the artist. Each piece is one of a kind. These are wearable art pieces -- reproductions of exquisitely detailed carvings by John in the base of an antler left in the wild. Though reproduced here in "cast antler," each piece is individually hand painted so is an original in its own right.
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