Meet Florida artist Reese Moore. The former snake wrangler and whale trainer (Yes, really.) creates art out of animal bones. He calls his latest creation Cowasaki. You can have it for $55,000. No idea if it’s street legal. Incidentally, Moore has never ridden a motorcycle.
You know it’s a good story when it starts with a guy at Froggy’s Saloon wanting some dinosaurs…
If you come across a dead animal, it’s likely Reese Moore is willing to take it off your hands.
What started out as a way to create Halloween decorations for his children has made Moore into one of the more unique motorcycle manufacturers in the nation. Of course, his creations don’t run and their parts don’t either — at least not anymore. For more than a decade, the Orange City resident has been making choppers out of animal bones. His newest model — a “Cowasaki” — debuted in the showroom of Dunn’s Attic & Auction House in Ormond Beach.
“I just love working with bones,” says Moore, 65, who has never ridden a motorcycle.
The former snake wrangler said in the early 1990s he wanted to “do something cool for Halloween” for his sons, deciding to make dinosaurs out of an assortment of animal bones. The owner of Froggy’s Saloon asked him for the dinosaurs, but Moore had a better idea.