This is the Art of Ruin

So I'm Jake, or Jacob... Either one is fine. I'm a long-haired metalhead, atheist, vulture culture obsessed oddities collector who is here because I happen to still be living. I post/reblog anything I like that's art, metal, natural history, oddities and vulture culture related (including skulls, bones, skeletons, taxidermy, animal preservation etc.)

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roadkillandcrows:

Sheep skull.

roadkillandcrows:

Sheep skull.

herdwicktup:

"Ashes To Ashes…"

Probably my personal favorite of the skull photo-shoot so far! to me to symbolizes the act of peace and remembering of the animal this skull once was. Skulls are not objects they once held life from womb to death and important to make that connection. 

Featuring:

Arctic fox skull 

Disclaimer: None of the animal remains used have been killed for the purpose of art, all of them are sourced from either vintage collections or from naturally deceased and found animals. If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a note!

roadkillandcrows:

Fox skull and mummified house sparrow.

roadkillandcrows:

Fox skull and mummified house sparrow.

blackbackedjackal:

Canids of North America

roadkillandcrows:

The main dead things wall.

roadkillandcrows:

The main dead things wall.

2headedsnake:

'Pain'
Mondviole

2headedsnake:

'Pain'

Mondviole

It is finally out. This album was really great overall, and definitely met my expectations on most songs; it even exceeded them with a handful really amazing songs. After listening to it once so far, my personal favourite tracks are “Kill or Become”, “Headlong Into Carnage”, “A Skeletal Domain”, “Funeral Cremation”, and my top favourite, “Asphyxiate to Resuscitate”.

It is finally out. This album was really great overall, and definitely met my expectations on most songs; it even exceeded them with a handful really amazing songs. After listening to it once so far, my personal favourite tracks are “Kill or Become”, “Headlong Into Carnage”, “A Skeletal Domain”, “Funeral Cremation”, and my top favourite, “Asphyxiate to Resuscitate”.

theoddcollection:

Dissected wet specimen. Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK. Photo by Elaine Duigenan for her series “mysteries of generation”.

theoddcollection:

Dissected wet specimen. Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK. Photo by Elaine Duigenan for her series “mysteries of generation”.