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Unsettling ‘Island of Dr. Moreau’-ish human / animal hybrid sculptures by Deborah Sengl
12.17.2015
10:47 am
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Unsettling ‘Island of Dr. Moreau’-ish  human / animal hybrid sculptures by Deborah Sengl


Series: All you can lose, 2009
 
This morning, a friend of mine posted an eye-catching image on Facebook of a human/animal hybrid in a dentist’s office. I clicked on the image as I wasn’t immediately sure what the heck I was looking at. Was this a scene from a dental practice on The Island of Doctor Moreau? Nope, it was a sculpture by Austrian artist Deborah Sengl.

Art is obviously supposed to evoke some type of feeling or reaction, and Sengl’s work gives me a weirded out confusion as I’m not entirely sure what these sculptures represent and… a mild disgust. It’s clear, though what her message is regarding Catholicism by placing a taxidermied sheep/wolf’s head on a religious figure made of wax. Or the whole “look at me” narcissism of the “foxy” selfie. 

If you’re interested to see more of Deborah Sengl’s work, go visit her website here.


Series: All you can lose, 2009
 

Series: Medicine, 2006
 

Series: From sheep and wolves, 2008
 

Series: From sheep and wolves, 2008
 

Series: Home story, 2015
 

Series: Home story, 2015
 

Series: Blessed are the ignorant, 2011
 

Series: Blessed are the ignorant, 2011


h/t Graham Duff

Posted by Tara McGinley
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12.17.2015
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