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Unique Art, No Bones About It

Jeff Prisant takes animal bones and shells and makes them into one-of-a-kind art.

Horse teeth. A snapping turtle's shell. Deer antlers.

These may seem like things you'd prefer to stay away from, but artist Jeff Prisant can repurpose them into cool art.

Prisant, studio assistant at the in Stone Mountain Village, cleans up the bony remains -- which people often find for him -- and creates sculptures out of them.

Prisant, who grew up in Albany, Ga., said these organic pieces have "always fascinated me" and isn't afraid of things that a squeamish person might consider creepy. The Albany, Ga. native has owned a variety of snakes, including a nine-foot-long boa constrictor at one point.

Creating these sculptures isn't his only talent. Prisant also makes intricate and one-of-a-kind wind chimes from objects such as utensils and found objects. They adorn Susan Ryles' studio at 5347 E. Mountain St. in the village.

You have to see Prisant's sculptures in person to appreciate the time and creativity involved.

Rhee April 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Very cool! I've seen Jeff's work up close it is really amazing! He is a true artist.
Leslie Johnson April 25, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Thanks Rhee! I can't wait to see what Jeff comes up with next!

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