Sunday, May 4, 2008

336. (Beware of) Dog Fur Skull

Arranged Dog Fur (16in x 19in [41cm x 48cm]). Thanks to my friends Phil and Mady who surprised me, when we met up the other day, with a couple of bags of fur, sorted by color, shed by their dogs (yes I lead a strange life). Oddly enough Brandy had just suggested this material on the Skull-A-Day Facebook page a few days ago!

UPDATE: Here's a picture from Phil of his fur contributors (L to R) Dogma, Philosophy, and Midrash. He says, "By the way they are all rescued animals. Dogma and Philosophy came from the pound in Richmond and Midrash came with the house (her mom and her siblings were strays living in our crawl space.)"...

15 comments:

agnorth said...

Creepy and amazing all at once!

Monster-Maniac said...

Cuddly creepiness... Now we need a sneezed skull.

mady said...

And just think, Mom usually is annoyed by all our shedding.

~Philosophy, Dogma and Midrash
Dogs Supporting the Arts

Heather said...

Funny, first thing I thought was "how creepy". Seems I'm not the only one.

Tatman said...

It's like a cloud that a killer sees in his dreams of blood red skies.

Elin said...

I seem to be the only one who doesn't find this creepy. Makes perfect sense to me - I guess I lead a strange life too.

rock on Noah.

Charlie said...

You know, if you feel like doing one with cat hair, I can hook you up......ha!

kitty said...

Elin, you're not alone. I don't find it creepy at all. I also don't find it creepy that some people save their pets fur over long periods then send it off to have yarn made or goods made from the yarn. People can't get beyond it being fur from their own animals. The way I see it, if it's not currently in use by the animal, why vacuum it or otherwise send it to the landfill? Instead, make a sweater out of it. That way you can have your loved one(s) close to you when you're away from them.

A lot of us lead strange lives. It's called being free =)

Jerome said...

Nope. Creeps me out. Like the realization that dust is largely skin.

Suzanne Dargie said...

Awwwww! What a bunch of cute dogs!
Some people actually spin wool from their dog's coats.

Suzanne Dargie said...

Oops! That's what I get for posting a comment without reading the other ones! I'm with Elin and Kitty!

Anne Copeland said...

Aw gee, I am so happy that the doggies got adopted. They are doing their best to pay it forward. We actually use hair from a lot of different animals (and have since the beginning of forever) to make wool for sweaters, scarves and other cool things. Animal fur was the original cloth of choice! Peace and many blessings, Annie

j said...

so cool!!
reminds me of that shaggy dog...

love the plug for rescuing animals!!!
the love shows in their dedication to the arts!

and what awesome parents to have sorted the hair by color! - know that was much appreciated!

Citizen said...

C Barker said:

Why am I not surprised that this skull was created from animals that came from a shelter.

You forgot to mention that no animals were harmed in the making of this skull.

Help control the pet population- have your pets spayed or neutered.

**Reminds me of dirty cotton candy... wait did you do that one yet?

Couchgirl13 said...

The first thing I thought when I saw this was wolfman skull! lol. I've never heard of people sending their dog or cat fur to be made into wool to knit with. Is there places you can send it to? I love that idea. I'm all about re-using everything. And the idea that you'll always have a scarf, or mitts, or something of your dear furry loved ones is right up my alley! And that is so not creepy! Help control the pet population, have your pet spayed or neutered, and don't buy animals from stores OR breeders!