2/17/10

melissa dixson.

not so much bizarre, but just wonderful - melissa dixson recreated "bambi" (available for sale).


2/6/10

mice and torture.

found via tokyobling.

kelly haigh.

kelly haigh does not perform taxidermy herself, but rather indulges in collecting victorian taxidermy. below are a few photographs from her collection. i also recommend visiting her website to view her amazing artwork.





sabrina brewer.

sabrina bewer is a modern artist, following the example of victorian taxidermy (such as walter potter). in her world of taxidermy there are no limits to what is reality vs. fiction. she has a great sense for mixing and matching creatures to create mythical beasts. from two headed chickens, to the flying monkey's from the wizard of oz - she makes all bizarre taxidermy fans smile in delight.









kate clark.

a fan of taxidermy, esskay, shared this site with me a few months back - this definitely falls under the bizarre category. taxidermy creatures with the artists own face, representing the animal instincts that we all have within us. all sculpture by kate clark.




it's fuzzy, it's lovable, it's dead!

welcome to the wonderful world of taxidermy. this blog is in celebration of one of the most under-appreciated art forms out there. most of you might think of taxidermy and get slightly disgruntled, after all, it's a dead animal that keeps staring at you... but it's not only that, it's the magic of preservation - a tool to keep extinct animals available at our fingertips once they're gone (example: the do-do bird); as well as recreate fantasy, making it reality. so, why is this blog titled, "bizarre taxidermy"? because we don't want to focus on the stag in your living room. or the squirrel hanging on your wall. those dead fuzzies are much too bland. we're interested in victorian taxidermy (all the amazing dead animals that are now illegal to stuff), as well as animals in clothing, robotics, all sorts of random creations. anything but the ordinary (well, sometimes we'll post ordinary dead things, all taxidermy and the work put into it is worth blogging about!). welcome to bizarre taxidermy! please feel free to e-mail us and send us links or information on anything you think should be included.


image found at the courier post.

 
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