Cast in durable polymer and hand-painted, this moose antler pair was sculpted by artist Ralph Trethewey. It is 5&1/2” wide x 3&3/4” tall and 1 &3/8’ deep. I have several of these at this time with very slight variations in color. On the back is a void to hang it securely on a nail or tack.
This sculpture is unique because the antlers were carved out of a cocoanut shell. Now what??
Run that by me again.
Yes, one day in the grocery store I saw a cocoanut with it’s coarse brown hair, and insight flashed. I could see moose antlers carved from its contours. The antlers needed a half walnut shell cracked by local crows for the skull plate and a carved wooden plaque. A mold was made of the entire composition and here is a hand-painted casting of this whimsical concept.