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  • Birdseye Blesbok
  • Birdseye Blesbok

Birdseye Blesbok

Maria D'Souza


Bead on bone

11 x 23 x 9 in.


About the Artwork

This elegantly contemporary South African Blesbok skull is adorned with a rare Petrified Birdseye Palm Root Designer cabochon with 4 mirror polished Onyx cabochons and several genuine tigers eye barrel beads. This skull is fully covered with faceted and non-faceted beads of off-white, tan, green turquoise, and olive. It also features hand appliqued black leather, Polished horns, Bali Silver, and finished with black suede.


About the Artist

Using genuine animal skulls as the raw form, Maria D’Souza combines design, color, and dimension to create one of a kind pieces. Her beaded animal skull art is unique in that she does not view the form of the skull as a canvas that she is bound to. She views it more as a frame to create within. She uses semi-precious and precious stones, seed beads, Bali silver, patina copper, exotic leathers, and other materials to create patterns of symmetry, depth, and motion. Continually striving to create pieces that have never been done before her art constantly reflects the use of new materials and artistic techniques.

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