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Taxidermy with Human Faces

Kate Clark is a taxidermy artist who sculpts human faces on the animals she uses. From the artist’s statement:

The unexpectedness of the human face on these animals also evokes curiosity. They are obviously reconstructed yet they are not monstrous, they are approachable, natural, calm, innocent, dignified. The facial features are believable and the skin, which is the animal’s skin, has been shaved to reveal porous and oily features that we recognize as our own. The viewer has an intimate relationship with the face and then identifies with the animal, acknowledging the animalistic inheritance within the human condition.

You can browse through the collection as a slideshow by starting here. -via Metafilter


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