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Hello everyone! How are you? What’s new?
What? My favorite photographer and best friend won a grant last year (MSAB) for her work with taxidermy and I want to invite you to come down and see her beautiful work!
Statement from Moving Skin
A making, a forming, a creation from remnants to mounts, taxidermy is the arrangement of skin. After the kill, hunters want to preserve their relic, taking care in the field to acquire and retain a good trophy hide. Dedicated to the art, a taxidermist utilizes skills crucial to crafts of carpentry, sculpting and painting. The animal’s core is replaced, transferring the peel like skin to a new form of artificial armature. The liberated hide is scrapped, tanned, sewn, mounted and finished with hand painted coats and glass eyes.
Seized during nature’s docile moments, taxidermy can resurrect an animal’s form as a symbol of achievement, the ultimate document of a hunt’s fortune. An authentic record of antler, feather and flesh. These inert fragments reveal the evocatively raw and elegantly beautiful nature of nature. After an animal has passed, its body is returned back into the world.
When? February 15 7-10PM (THIS SATURDAY!)
Where? 1101 Stintson Blvd #2 CO Exhibitions NE Minneapolis MN
Check out her tumblr and website to see more work!