Modified Remains

Modified Remains is the art of Rickey Wheeler, a skeleton builder and bone artist.

Follow Along

I post my progress on Instagram and Facebook regularly. Follow me to watch what I’m currently working on. I also go live on Instagram and answer questions.

What I Do

I build skeletons, preserve skulls, and create art out of dead animals. Obviously nothing is killed for my work. Everything used died of natural causes and was reclaimed for art or educational purposes.

I Buy Dead Animals

I buy dead, frozen animals for future work. Ethical deaths only, legal species only. Certain rules do apply, and I prefer to buy in bulk. 

Learn more here.

Commission Work

I accept commission work on case by case basis. If it is a species that I want to build, I will. Learn more and request a commissioned piece here.


All prices include shipping.


I very much enjoy building skeletons. I tend to focus so hard that I just zone out and think of nothing but what I’m doing. It’s great!


I LOVE preserving skulls. They are by far my favorite thing to do. I especially enjoy small reptile skulls. I just find them fascinating.

Bone Art

Though I don’t produce them often, when an idea hits me, I obsess over it until I make it. It’s like I have to get it out of my head by producing it. 

Really amazing piece. Shipped super quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Will definitely be using this shop in the future!


Etsy Reviews

My skull arrived in perfect condition, packaged very nicely. The shipping was fast, and the seller very pleasant. Will definitely buy from here again!

Leah Busch

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Perfect seller! Fast delivery, great communication! Highly recommended!

Federico Zannini

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Perfect condition, beautiful! Thank you.

Kiley Palmer

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