Adrienne Davey is the artist behind White Buffalo Trading Co.’s ombre antlers. Painted in vibrant hues and with gilded details, these genuine deer antlers are an artistic décor element.
Adrienne told the Foundary more about her ombre antlers, inspired by the nobility of nature.
How do you source your antlers?
I get my antlers from a couple places. They are all naturally shed and found in the woods. Some of the antlers I buy from a small antler store in Colorado. I also have a wonderful friend who sends me very unique antlers from her family ranch in Texas. It’s so interesting seeing how the antlers look so different when they are from different parts of the country.
Do they have a symbolic significance to you?
Antlers really do remind me of my childhood – summers and winters spent vacationing in Colorado. I remember feeding deer at the Royal Gorge every Christmas holiday. I would also help my dad watch for deer during our many road trips. I love the idea of bringing an element of nature into the home. I am definitely an animal lover, and the beauty of these antlers reminds what a cool and interesting world we live in.
How do you achieve the ombre effect?
Many, many, many coats! I do several light coats over and over again to get the colors as blended as possible.