15 maart 2011

(geen opgezette, maar een nagemaakte uil)
Taxidermie is een bewaarkunst waardoor dode lichamen bewaard kunnen worden. Iets waar het Amerikaanse "Vegan Taxidermy" van Aimée Baldwin een alternatief op bedacht. Door enkel nog aan de hand van niet organische materialen het dier na te bouwen. (via BoingBoing)
"My concern for habitat conservation, environmental issues, and the effects of consumer culture on our relationship with the planet and with each other, has motivated me to distance my work from mass production of disposable merchandise. 
Instead I am focusing on individually sculpting unique pieces of art work which emphasize delicate highly-skilled craftsmanship and whose variety reflects the natural variation within the species it honors. 
One of my goals is that my work encourage people to reflect upon our relationship with both nature and human made objects at the same time. Taxidermy represents a particularly strange commoditization of nature, with a complicated and varied history."

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