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Fossil Drake Skull Sculpture

Fossil Drake Skull Sculpture by Sarrah Wilkinson - A mixed media, framed sculpture of a small fossilized dragon skull made from polymer clay and embedded in DAS clay.

I'd done one fossil before, and was itching to do another one - I love how these turn out! This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture of a miniature dragon (drake) skull fossil embedded in reddish stone. The bones are made from polymer clay, and the red stone is DAS air-drying terra cotta clay - lovely, messy stuff that it is! I texture the surrounding "stone" to make it look as though a paleontologist has been chipping away at it to reveal the fossil within. The whole thing is finished with a wash of acrylic paint to give it more depth and bring out all of the details. It's quite three-dimensional, as you can see from the other photos, and stands out nicely from the backdrop. It fits nicely inside of the frame, but is not attached - the sculpture can be removed.

I've loved dinosaurs and dragons both since before I even knew how to talk, so combining fantasy with paleontology just seemed natural to me!

This one-of-a-kind sculpture was sold 1/5/2013 and went all the way to Austria!

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Another view of the fossilized drake skull sculpture. Another view of the fossilized drake skull sculpture.

© 2012 Artwork by Sarrah Wilkinson

Completion date: 12/13/2012 - Page last updated: 10/6/2013

Keywords: fossil, dragon, drake, mythology, framed, sculpture, paleontology

Categories: Artwork, Fantasy, Sculptures and Traditional Artwork