Four years ago, Victor was in a bad place. Fresh off a drug possession charge, he was forced to quit the several substances he was taking cold turkey. To help distract himself from the cravings, he poured himself into a newfound hobby: carving skulls.
“I started carving skulls because I was forced to quit many different substances at the same time. It became my way to detach and was the only thing that kept my sanity throughout that ordeal,” he told Bored Panda.
Victor uses a drill to create the metal-as-fuck works of art.
He also listens to metal music to get the creative juices flowing. His favorite bands include Sleep, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Pentagram and Bongripper.
“I sell to people from all creeds and nations, there doesn’t seem to be a certain type of person that buys them,” he says.
Victor has to go to some interesting lengths to get the skulls he carves.
“I usually scour the woods, road kill, flea markets, sometimes I get them from local farmers that raise and cut down their animals for meat. I usually buy the skulls off them with meat and everything on them, then I clean all of them myself.”
What’s next for Victor? He says he is currently planning to carve an entire horse skeleton — every single vertebrae.