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‘Frankenpussy’: The terrifying ‘Rogue Taxidermy’ of Sarina Brewer
07.11.2017
09:31 am
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‘Frankenpussy.’ A taxidermy art-piece by Sarina Brewer.
 
Before you get your ethically-sourced panties all clenched up in your ass cheeks, the animals that artist Sarina Brewer uses for her unorthodox taxidermy art all died of natural causes. Brewer utilizes animals that have been legally obtained from all kinds of sources. Some were roadkill, and some were donated to her personally. During college, Brewer worked with wildlife rescue groups and firmly believes that out of respect for the animals that have passed on to the great beyond, that “wasting” any part of the creatures she comes by would be disrespectful to Mother Nature.

Completely self-taught, Brewer has been creating wild taxidermy-art pieces for a quarter of a century. In the spirit of her perhaps more modern work, the artist has dubbed her genre “Rogue Taxidermy.” Brewer combines various anatomical parts from different animals, such as her “Turducken” for which she affixed the heads and necks of a turkey and chicken to the body of a duck creating a three-headed monstrosity that almost seems to still be very much alive. Fueled by surrealism, the Rogue Taxidermy movement was officially defined about twelve years ago, and artists in the field such as Brewer’s fellow RT’ers Scott Bibus & Robert Marbury use both conventional and non-conventional materials in their work such as glass or fake fur to enhance their stuffed subjects.

Below you’ll find a large number of Brewer’s “pets” such as a “Frankensquirrel” and something she calls a “Jabbercocky” that really do give a second life to the component animals they are comprised of. The images are NSFW and may get under your skin if you love cats and fluffy bunnies like I do. But that didn’t stop me from loving Brewer’s “Frankenpussy” taxidermy (pictured at the top of this post), that’s for sure.
 

‘Banana Monkey.’
 

‘Capricorn.’
 
More of Sarina Brewer’s Rogue Taxidermy after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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07.11.2017
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Satanic squirrel taxidermy, anyone?
08.24.2015
11:05 am
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Satanic Squirrel Ritual taxidermy
Satanic Squirrel Ritual taxidermy
 
And since I’m sure that more than a few of you are nodding your heads, “yes, please” then today is your lucky day thanks to Ryan Hanley, a taxidermist based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
 
Satanic Ritual Squirrel taxidermy
Satanic Squirrel Ritual taxidermy
 
Satanic squirrel taxidermy
Satanic FTW Squirrel taxidermy (and yes, he is shooting you the bird)
 
Billed as “the most brilliant present ever” by its maker, Satanic FTW Squirrel (above) and his upside down cross stands about 12” tall and was the product of roadkill just like his pal Satanic Squirrel Ritual, in case these images are getting your PETA panties all in a bunch. There are loads of other images on Hanley’s Tumblr, but I don’t suggest looking at them if you don’t want to see things like lamps that used to be armadillos (which are completely amazing by the way), or roadkill raccoons that are now fashionable purses.

If you’re interested in purchasing Satan’s favorite nut job, it’ll run you $150 over at Hanley’s wife’s Etsy shop, The Wild Few. The Satanic Squirrel Ritual piece is $175. There’s also a Suicide Squirrel piece that features a taxidermied squirrel with a gun pointed at its head if that’s more your speed.

ALL HAIL SATANIC SQUIRREL!

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Yoko Ono was in a sleazy sexploitation movie called ‘Satan’s Bed’ (and it looks totally bonkers)

Posted by Cherrybomb
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08.24.2015
11:05 am
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Furry furniture that looks like taxidermied Dr. Seuss creatures
11.06.2014
10:19 am
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Golden Corral and Beast Guests, 2014
 
Texas twins Nikolai and Simon Haas desperately wanted to see the Ralph Bakshi flop, Cool World as kids, but their parents wouldn’t let them. Mom and dad were right. Not only was the the film a little seedy for 8-year-olds, it was a half animated, half live-action mess, high on concept and low on plot. The movie came out in 1992, four years after Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, but it lacked that film’s imagination (and writing) and the animation felt cheap and gimmicky. The Hass Brothers haven’t seen the movie to this day, but their fantasy idea of it serves as the inspiration for their new show, “The Haas Brothers: Cool World,” at R & Company in New York.

The furniture and furnishings they created in the name of Bakshi’s box office bomb are actually far less louche than their inexplicable source material. I’d argue the work is downright Seussian—comic and surreal, but with the added element of a playful sexuality (including an actual “Sex Room Entrance”). The ceramics could be the work of Whoville artisans, and the furniture resembles the animals from If I Ran the Zoo. The use of leather and fur (real), alongside horns and feet (metal), leave the viewer with the distinct impression that a few Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dills were harmed in the making of that chaise lounge.
 

Mini Beasts, 2014
 

Beast Bench, 2013
 

Accretion Vases and Zoidberg Lamp Series, 2014
 

Beast Club Chairs, 2014
 

Beast Setee, 2013
 

California Raisin, 2014

Candelabras, Accretion Vases, Hematite Vases, 2014
 

Anna Nicole, 2014
 
“Hairy Belafonte” and more after the jump…

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Posted by Amber Frost
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11.06.2014
10:19 am
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The black market work of an outlaw taxidermist
09.04.2014
10:26 am
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I’ll be the first to admit that I find a lot of Frankenstein taxidermy pretty corny, but the work of Enrique Gomez De Molina is so precise and seamless, his cut-and-paste beasts achieve a kind of uncanny beauty. Unfortunately, his materials weren’t exactly acquired above-board. In 2012 he was sentenced to 20 months in federal pen for trafficking in endangered and protected wildlife—or at least their parts.

The prosecutor points out that De Molina has been purchasing parts of endangered and protected animals for years, including “cobra, a pangolin, hornbills, and the skulls of babirusa and orangutans.” (If you’re naive enough to ask why it’s illegal to import an endangered animal that’s already dead, I’ll leave you to your thoughts.) However, despite making up to $80,000 per piece, De Molina claims he’s in it for the animals, “to bring awareness to the danger faced by a multitude of species: nuclear and chemical waste, overdevelopment, and destruction of rainforests.”

Sure thing, buddy. The sculptures look kind of cool, but let’s just hope he doesn’t make any more—or that he wants to start raising “awareness” about starving children or something.
 

 

 
More after the jump…
 

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Posted by Amber Frost
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09.04.2014
10:26 am
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Evil fairy taxidermy created from insect remains
05.13.2014
09:53 am
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From ‘Swarm,’ 2004
 
Like many English children, Tessa Farmer grew up with an elaborate mythology of fairies, but her own contemporary fairy art is far from the sweetness of girlhood tales. Her elaborate taxidermy displays depict fairies as brutal, savage little creatures, an evil species that seeks to dominate and/or destroy other wildlife. Her displays show violence, death and rot, but it’s the sculptures’ ability to tell wicked little stories that truly draws you in. The description of her 2007 work, “The Desecration of the Swallow:”

Flies were laying eggs on the swallow, and their maggots consuming it, until the fairies snatched it from them and made it fly again by harnessing winged insets to its body.Now it has become a ship in their fleet, as well as a meal.

Her work is dynamic, detailed and very busy, inspiring apt comparisons to Hieronymus Bosch. Her short animated piece below, “Nest of the Skeletons,” reminds me of Ladislas Starevich’s dead bug puppet cartoons—and I mean that in the best way possible. It’s difficult to up the creepy factor on insect taxidermy, but Farmer manages it by contaminating our very childhood dreams. This isn’t the Tinkerbell our parents told us about.
 

From ‘Swarm,’ 2004
 

From ‘Swarm,’ 2004
 

From ‘Parade of the Captive Hedgehog,’ 2006
 

From ‘The Desecration of the Swallow,” 2007
 

From ‘The Desecration of the Swallow,” 2007

From ‘Little Savages,” 2007
 

From ‘Little Savages,” 2007
 

From ‘Little Savages,” 2007
 

Posted by Amber Frost
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05.13.2014
09:53 am
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