I havent posted any of my art yet, mainly because i didnt have a camera. Now i do, i'm wondering if some of my art would offend.
I use a lot of natural things that i find whilst in the woods or fields, including bones etc. Some of the things i've used include: Birds wings; birds legs; skulls, jaw bone, shedded snake skins etc. My family says its gruesome, which i can understand, but i see it differently. To me, using a bird wing is no different than using leather (they are both from a dead creature). However, if it would offend, i would refrain from posting such work.
Please let me know, as I would hate to upset anyone.
Thankyou so much everyone. I really wasnt at all sure. We live in such a 'politically correct' world these days. I would just like to point out that being pagan i would never take a life. Everything i use is collected from the already dead, and in a way, sacred to me.
Becky, its nice to know i'm not the only one that hangs dead things. The hedge on my field looks like it belongs in the chainsaw massacre back yard (foxes, dear and birds at the moment). I skin them and use the faces for masks, but also incorporate parts of their fur into art and pagan objects for my friends.
Mo, i really do think i've found my home. I'm loving it here. Thankyou so much Gary for this brilliant site.
Brian, youre a very disturbed little boy. I think i like you.
Now all i have to do is figure out how to use my new camera.
Mo, if you want to save your bones dont forget to use a de-greaser on them. Any household de-greaser will do. If you dont they can stain your art. If you'd like to know how I can post it for you.