My Marlowe Collection is inspired by Heart of Darkness and the accompanying Francis Ford Coppola film Apocalypse Now. Based on a style wherein modern military meets tribal warrior, the collection reflects man's constant brutality, either toward each other or nature... and mostly it just looks really fucking cool.
This piece is the top part of groundhog skull with the lower jaw removed. The holes drilled for the chain were made with a 1/8" diamond-tipped bit and are extremely precise and circular. Also, they are very level so the skull hangs flat even though one of the pictures shows it slanted, which was just how I was standing and holding the camera.Only one tooth has been painted, the remaining right front fang which is painted primary red in acrylic. The skull itself was dipped in black latex paint after the teeth were removed for maximum coverage. Once the paint was dry I replaced the teeth which are in place very tight and will not fall out from regular wear. The red stripe down the front is also acrylic.
The skull hangs from a 30" stainless steel dog-tag chain.