Filed under: Oddities | Tags: Cherrybox, etsy, faux taxidermy, feltidermy, Girlsavage, Morninglori, plushkill, taxidermy
I’m not entirely sure why humans are so fascinated with dead things. Perhaps they help us to face our own short existence, to appreciate the fragility of life, or maybe we just have an archaic “man conquers all” attitude coded into our DNA.
This very fascination is at the root of a new, and fairly widespread, exploration of artistic and creative taxidermy (we’ll save that for another day) and a whole delightful spectrum of artificial taxidermy.
Crafted mountings are popping up all over, ranging from the cute and cuddly to the bizarre and magical, made from a wide variety of materials (I am a bit partial to the ones made from felt and fibres). Admittedly, I too relish the macabre and always enjoy others who can find beauty and humour in life and death.
For more great examples check out:
Antlor: The Deer Departed
Kitty miaow wow’s white stag
Animal Head: How to get a head without hunting
Urban Outfitters has an inflatable moose head
Faux Taxidermy by Jessica Tamson
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: Berkley Illustration, crow, etsy, gentleman, raven
You, Sir, are delightful.
This scholarly Crow is one of many fabulous animal drawings created by Ryan of Berkley Illustration.
He also has a fun blog with a weekly action figure revue. very cool.
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: Alice Muhlback, crow, etsy, raven, Spirit and Kitsch
This sneaky little raven was created by Alice Muhlback of Spirit and Kitsch.
You can also visit her artists’ collective on Etsy.