The intricate patterns of these designs were created by Leah Yellowbird, a native American artist based in Minnesota. We’ve had the pleasure of providing Leah with the birch plywood base forms of our product for her to embellish with her detailed paintwork. We then scanned her original patterns and printed them onto corrugated cardboard and birch plywood to make a more affordable product to share with a broad audience.
Intricate, graceful, thought-provoking and prolific —
words that have been used to describe the elaborate masterwork of Leah Yellowbird. Originally a traditional bead-worker, she identifies strongly with her First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe heritage. At a young age, Yellowbird learned from her extended family how to follow traditional beading patterns and has been working in this medium her entire life. This knowledge, combined with her creative eye and exploration of color, has spilled over into the realm of painting, and she is now well-regarded for her work in all mediums.
Yellowbird describes her process in the context of survival; painting and beading are like breathing to her. She draws inspiration from the traditional art forms of her ancestors while adding a modern voice to the imagery, the result of which evokes a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Her work is a visual manifestation of time, each dot embodying a moment and a prayer. Using precision, pressure, and symmetry, her pointillistic style leaves viewers humbled and curious — they walk away having seen something they’ve never seen before.
Check out our deer, moose, bison, unicorn, longhorn and bear animal heads in the intriguing Native American art print.
A beautiful modern design makes our wood animal heads the perfect companions for home or office and creative gifts for crafty friends.
Each faux taxidermy head is made of sturdy NUAF and CARB certified Baltic Birch plywood or recycled cardboard.
Flat-packed for easy shipping, one animal trophy per package.
Laser-cut for precision fit and easy assembly using slot construction. Detailed instructions included.
Skill Level: beginner to advanced. Difficulty increases proportionally to product size.
Modern Art patterns designed by Leah Yellowbird
Made in Charlottesville, Virginia by the Cardboard Safari Crew.
No animals or humans were harmed in the making of this product.
- Flammable, keep away from open flames and hot lights.
- Edges are sharp, handle with care.
- NOT A TOY, NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14