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Vegan Taxidermy: A Mash-Up Of Art And Environmentalism

Vegan Taxidermy: A Mash-Up Of Art And Environmentalism
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Berkley-based artist, Aimée Baldwin challenges our established notion of the relationship between consumerism, commodity fetishism, and nature.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 11 march 2011

Berkley-based artist, Aimée Baldwin challenges our established notion of the relationship between consumerism, commodity fetishism, and nature with her completely vegan taxidermy birds that are created from hand-cut crepe paper feathers laid atop of each individually-shaped foam and paper-mâché body. The legs are made of wire and the claws and beaks are all hand-sculpted. The only pre-fab component to these creations is the taxidermy glass eyes.

Baldwin comments in her artist statement:

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.

Vegan Taxidermy

[via Boing Boing]

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