Muskrat Mandala Print

Muskrat Mandala Print-PhotoPrint-Wilder Duncan-PaxtonGate

Muskrat Mandala Print

Regular price $60.00
  • Ethically Sourced
  • Secure payments
  • Small Business/Artisan Made
  • Packed With Recycled Materials
  • Low stock - 1 item left
  • Inventory on the way
Shipping calculated at checkout.

From the artist Wilder Duncan: 

From a distance, the compositions of these images are abstracted into formal shapes, calling to mind the meditative patterns of ancient Indian mandalas and Celtic carvings. Drawing closer, the individual angular components appear as precise geometric forms that conjure up Ernst Haekel's illustrated microscopic radiolaria. At last, when the viewer realizes that these images are composed of bones, there is a link to the tradition of memento mori and vanitas still life paintings. This work celebrates the inherent beauty of bone and borrows the aesthetics of Victorian era cabinets of curiosity and Wunderkammer to display a natural truth.

These photographs were created in collaboration between Wilder Duncan and Ralph Smith in New York City in 2017. In his work as a rogue taxidermist and natural history specimen repairman, Wilder cleans and carefully articulates skeletons, sometimes arranging the bones into intricate geometric designs. He realized that these compositions have a unique beauty that speaks to people irrespective of their individual art historical background. Ralph, a professional still-life photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Field & Stream, and Real Simple, applies his technical expertise to accurately translate Wilder’s vision into photographs. Wilder and Ralph met at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in 2012, and shared a passion for natural history that both were interested in pursuing in a collaborative fashion to best utilize each artist's talents.

All orders ship same or next business day with exception to oversized items. Those items will be identified in the description (Items such as large taxidermy, skulls or exceedingly heavy minerals).

If the subtotal of your order is over $98 the shipping is free (the discount is applied automatically to the cart at checkout)

If there is an issue with your order or something arrives damaged, we will refund or replace the item.

Oversized items are only available for pick-up or if you arrange the shipping yourself. This will be indicated in the item description. However, we do have a very reliable and affordable option for shipping. For more information, please click here. We can also work with a shipping provider of your choosing. 

For more information surrounding shipping or shipping rates, please email us at

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

More from Art
San Francisco Map Poster Wrap - Paxton Gate
San Francisco Map Poster Wrap
Arboretum Poster Wrap - Paxton Gate
Arboretum Poster Wrap
Cacti & Succulents Poster Wrap - Paxton Gate
Cacti & Succulents Poster Wrap
Minerologie Poster Wrap - Paxton Gate
Minerologie Poster Wrap
Dandelion Chart - Paxton Gate
Dandelion Chart
Celestial Chart Poster Wrap - Paxton Gate
Celestial Chart Poster Wrap
Recently viewed