If you read my blog you know Dr. Goat. He is someone who has supported me and my work since those shaky early days. He comments on most everything I do and he is the poster child for my 'like minded traveler' mantra. I love Peter like a brother so when his package arrived I knew it would be something great inside. I had no idea how great, however. Just look at this thing. It remind me of The Pirates of the Caribbean and I love all the design touches. It also weighs a ton.
I have always wanted a decorative human skull for my office command center since I was a child. All the best creative people seem to have one among the clutter that gives them inspiration. At least they did in all the black and white photos of their work spaces I had ever seen growing up.
But no ordinary skull would do it for me after we visited Hallstatt Austria. For such a picturesque place they have a gloomy tradition of digging up their ancestors and putting their bones on display after decorating them. This was because the space for graves were limited and digging up and placing the bones in a special building seemed like a reasonable solution to that problem.
The resin skull that Dr. Goat (Peter) send me is covered in such ornamentation as you can see. It's a great piece and I am grateful to have it in my collection. I will have to find a special place of honor amongst all my other treasures.