Lord of the Rings Map of Middle Earth Giclee Reproduction

About CaveGeek

Welcome to CaveGeekArt! My name is Kfir and I have been a creative and a geek for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I spent countless hours reading fantasy and sci-fi books, playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends, and imagining fantastic worlds filled with monsters and epic adventures.

Then, in November of 2000, my life took a new course. I attended a course on wilderness survival which exposed me to the wide world of ‘primitive’ skills. From that moment on, a passion for ancient ways of doing things took over, and I began to focus my creativity on ancient techniques and natural materials.

A walk in the woods often yields a piece of wood or bone that “calls” to me. I might have no idea what it could become. Maybe a club, a bow, or a spear? Sometimes that piece of the woods sits quietly for years, until one day it tells me what it wants to be.

Kfir of CaveGeekArt using pyography to create fantasy map art on brain-tanned buckskin leather.

I began to focus on making traditional brain-tanned buckskin for a living. It is an ancient, yet still valid, natural technique to make an extremely soft, supple, luxurious, and yet strong and durable leather. After a few years, my love for all things geeky began to merge with my love for all things natural and primitive.

I started making bone knives and swords inspired by weapons I saw in movies or by various cultures. Soon, I got interested in pyrography, similar to wood-burning, and started burning fantasy maps on buckskin. It actually started with a map of Middle Earth.

To my surprise, art burned on buckskin acquires a three-dimensional look. I just can’t get enough of it! Every time I finish a piece, I can’t believe how cool it looks. Fortunately, I’m not the only one who likes my work. I’ve been featured on Geek & Sundry’s Lore Masters show, in Geek Exchange Magazine, Skin and Ink Magazine, and more.

Thanks for checking out my site, and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it! If you’re interested in a map that isn’t just art, but an artifact, feel free to inquire about a commission.

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