Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This is photograph of our new friend. Richard gave this beautiful taxidermy fawn to me in May as a birthday present. I spent a few months looking for the right case for her and then, with my friend Brody's help I found a case at a place called Urban Ore in Berkeley. The case came from a museum of some kind. There were actually three cases in all but I only had space for one or I would have brought them all home. Brody has another and as soon as she figures out what to do with it I will post a photograph of it here.

At any rate I recovered the base with a great mohair type fabric similar to the one we used on our bedroom wall. I then found the right size burlwood slice from a place right across the street from Urban Ore called Artisan Burlwood.
They were SO NICE. I also picked up both faux and real foliage from the flower mart to keep it looking like a natural history museum display and then added the finishing touch, the rocks. Brody has been working on casting porcelain rocks for the past 6 months or so. They are so beautiful! Some are glazed others are raw and together in a group they are totally perfect. The gems shown here were another birthday present and the addition of these to the diorama really pulled it together. Thanks Brody!

We love the way it turned out. I think our fawn likes it too.


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Anonymous said...

do you know how the fawn died?

day at a glance said...

I am planning on elaborating more on the how and why we would have this in our home as I have had many people who seem to want to know more. The fawn was purchased from a place here in SF called Paxton Gate. It is my understanding that the fawn died of natural causes as it was too weak to make it. We have it in our home to honor it and have it keep us company. It has a lot of power which we deeply respect. We are honored to be its keeper.