Created with leather, scale mallie, calf suede, deer suede, worbla for the vines only, resin cast crystals with changing lights, and customized boots. All created by myself. All sewing was hand sewn including the entire jacket and front flap. The wig is not quite complete but is a combination of wefts, pony tail clip sewn in and a matilda in crimson from Arda Wigs.
Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)