Outdoor Dragon Skeleton Sculpture

Photo: Virgil England

Artist Virgil England is best known for his custom fantasy-inspired knives and swords. But in 1990, he stepped outside of this domain to create a life-sized (if that's an appropriate term for an imaginary creature) dragon skeleton in Chugach National Forest in Alaska:

The part of the Dragon that is exposed is about 18 feet long. The wing is 15 feet high. The skeleton is carved whale bone and forged mild steel with reindeer rawhide stretched and stitched over the bones. I did it to display a 59 1/2 inch two handed sword called "The Veil of Tears". After the ten hour photo session It went to a three day showing in San Francisco then to the buyers.

You can view more pictures at the link.

Link | Artist's Website

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This could be a breakthrough in dragon lore. If dragons originated around the Artic circle it could explain why they breathe fire. A coldblooded animal would have to evolve a warming mechanism to survive the approaching ice age. (if dragons were real of course :P )
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