Recently we have done several large mountain-rock wall habitats for some life-size pieces. Some clients have very specific ideas about the type of rock and vegetation they would like for their mount and others are happy to leave it up to us. I find that we learn something new from every piece we complete and we are inspired to try new things when a client puts their trust in us.
The creative possibilities are endless when it comes to habitat and the types of rock that we are able to create- river rocks, field stone, shale, mountain rock, etc. Materials and techniques have changed a great deal in the past few years and it is easier than ever to replicate almost any type of habitat. Even if a full mount or pedestal base are not in the budget, you can still get that custom look with a shoulder mount by including an attached wall habitat.
These antelope mounts show a variety of options for habitat, pose and bases.