"Leap of Faith" Taxidermy Mount Wins Top Honors
"Leap of Faith" a stunning full size mount of a mountain lion attacking a full size mount of a mule deer, took Justin Pohl several months to create. The entire artwork extends upwards at a 45-degree angle some nine feet. According to MLive.com the mule deer mount weighs 70 lbs and the mountain lion around 100 lbs, most of it from the steel frame work. Pohl ended up taking home 3 trophies for his work from the Ultimate Outdoor Show in Grand Rapids, including People's Choice and Best of Category.
“I liked the idea of bringing the outdoors inside,” Pohl said. “I liked the idea of preserving wildlife in a natural and artistic way.”