In 2005 he made the first bone gun for an anti-war exhibition called Full Spectrum Dominance and by 2010 he had begun to specialize in his trademark textural bone sculptures.
As well as being a practicing artist, Mahalski, is also the director of The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery in Dunedin which contains his collections of skulls. ethnological art and interesting historical ephemera. It also has a gallery where people can buy his trademark sculptures as well as paintings, prints, masks and books which are also produced by the artist.
Some people might consider it ghoulish to collect bits of dead animals but to me it isn’t about death – it’s about life.