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Two Small Busts and a Big Mask

IMG_5689 - Copy
19 Sep 2016 / in News

Mere de Rat (Rat Mother) 195 mm high/ 100 mm deep/265 mm wide . The main skull is from a Vervet Monkey. The creature is cuddling  a rat skull in paws made from ther feet of Black-backed Gull. It also contains bones from Tasmanian Wallabies (Bennett’s Wallaby), Brush-tailed possum, rabbit and snapper. The custom jade base [...]

Human Bones in Art

Sacred- Human Skull / Animal Bones and Sponges in Reliquary Box
26 May 2015 / in News

I find it strange that not many people are prepared to use real human skulls in art today, although their visual representations appear absolutely everywhere. I recently acquired an old skull which had been sitting in the bottom of a cupboard for years and was in very poor condition. I decided to use it in [...]

Three Life-size Busts

Oves Dei - Bone Sculpure- Bruce Mahalski
02 Nov 2014 / in News

Kiribati Warrior (2014) A life-size portrait bust of a warrior from the Kiribati Islands made using paper and wood as the base, crushed bone on the face and thousands of small bones from rabbits, possums, ferrets, stoats, a cat and numerous small birds covering the rest of the object. The spines on the head are [...]

Limited Edition Prints for sale

Cat Skull M16 Thumbnail
23 Jul 2013 / in News

Bruce Mahalski has joined forces with  multimedia artist, Jeiko Despotovich  to produce a range of  limited edition art prints  featuring some of the recent bone sculptures. The first print features Bone Gun#2 – the M16 replica – as well as labeling the individual skulls and bones used in its construction and the specifications of the [...]

White Circles and Squares

White Square - Bruce Mahalski
23 Jul 2013 / in News

These circular and ‘square’  wall-mounted shields  made from recycled wood, wire, fillers, glues and found/gifted bone material. Each circle is approximately 60 x 60 cm wide and is focused around the skull of a domestic cow or steer. They weigh approximately 14 kilos each. Photos by Michael Hall and Bruce Mahalski White Circle One Contains [...]

AK47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle (life-size replica)

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06 Mar 2013 / in News

The latest bone gun by New Zealand bone artist – Mahalski – is  a life-size AK47 (330mm x 940mm)  featuring bones from  rabbit, stoat, ferret, sheep, , pheasant, wallaby,  snapper, snake, blackbird,  tarakihi, hedgehog, broad-billed prion , thrush,,cat and possum (plus a single bone from the skull of an extinct  moa ). It is displayed [...]