Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TAXIDERMY: Ravishing Beasts

One of the many `fraudulent animals' in the gallery: cowbird?

If you haven't run across this site, you need to take a peek. As the site suggests, start in the gallery http://www.ravishingbeasts.com/gallery/ and let yourself be amazed at the beautiful and bizarre examples of taxidermy in contemporary art. From the more standard examples of the jack-a-lope to the cowbird chimera, this website provides contemporary examples of artwork that incorporates the processes and concepts from taxidermy. Aside from the beautiful and shocking visual materials, there are many articles provided that explain the science, processes and aesthetics of the field.

Open to interpretation, but this sculpture somehow captures the beauty of nature even though it is quite unnatural

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