Ashley Tudor Intertwines Art With the Wild

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ashley Tudor of Bronzed European Mounts, a San Francisco-based artist, blends her passion of nature, with her love of art, to create stunning bronze sculpted mounts.

Ashley Tudor lends a new perspective to taxidermy with her new "Trophies" series. Inspired by her own experiences with the outdoors, Tudor works with hunters and designers to transform traditional European mounts into art. The one-of-a-kind sculptures feature antlers assembled to high polished metallic skulls, and explore the intersection of the natural world and the human role in it.

The ancient method of lost-wax casting is used to replicate the natural skulls in a process that takes at least three months. Tudor uses her design background and aesthetic knowledge to customize each piece.

"Each art piece has a life of its own. When I hunt it is more about the experience than the end result. You can go weeks without seeing an animal and it's hard, long work traversing the land. That effort makes the outcome extra special" , said Ashley Tudor.

Tudor's work has received acclaim from hunters and designers alike for its contemporary style and worldly appeal. Renown COUP D'ETAT in San Francisco, and BDDW in New York City, currently carry the exclusive pieces.

Ashley Tudor, is a San Francisco, California, based artist that creates one-of-a-kind skull sculptures in collaboration with hunters and designers. The avid outdoorsman uses personal experience to produce lasting pieces co-created with nature that enhance design aesthetics in contemporary spaces. Ashley Tudor, also a health and nutrition guru, was named by Gavin Newsom as one of San Francisco's Top Innovators in Health in 2010. Ashley Tudor, is the author of Sweet Potato Power . Visit for more information.

Tiffany R. Cummins
TRC & Associates

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