Crystallized coyote skulls are relatively rare and difficult to make. This is because the process of crystallization can be unpredictable and time-consuming. However, there are a few artists who specialize in creating these skulls, and their work is highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts.
It is created by submerging a coyote skull in a solution of silica or other minerals. Over time, the minerals crystallize on the surface of the skull, creating a stunning and otherworldly effect.
The process of creating a manmade crystallized coyote skull is relatively difficult. First, the skull must be cleaned and dried thoroughly. Then, it is submerged in a solution of silica or other minerals. The solution is typically heated to a high temperature, which helps to accelerate the crystallization process.
The skull is left in the solution for several weeks or months, depending on the desired thickness of the crystals. Once the crystals have reached the desired thickness, the skull is removed from the solution and allowed to dry completely.
These photographs by LongHairBearHandMade present a stunning image of a crystallized coyote skull that looks fitting for a high-end art museum.
Created by Kansas City-based artist Shelby Burchett, originally a weaver, dye-chemist and quilter, Shelby has expanded her art practice to encompass explorations in unusual and curious materials.