I am a great lover of taxidermy, and when artists work well with it...I love that too. Simen Johan is one such artist.
2015 was quite a light year when it came to actually buying anything that's really worth talking about. Many months went by when I didn't see much more than the four walls of my bedroom, and treating myself or getting something that I needed rarely even registered in my mind. Hell, I could hardly find… Continue reading My Best Wyrd Buys & Gifts Of 2015
I don't know about you, but I'm in awe of the meticulous, yet deeply disturbing taxidermy by artist Enrique Gomez De Molina. Molina does, however, face up to five years in prison for importing the bodies of endangered animals. Molina claims that his art works “to bring awareness to the danger faced by a… Continue reading Disturbing Taxidermy
One day, in the not too distant future, I will have a house which will be famed for its weirdness. It will be a house people in the local supermarket will talk about under their breaths, as they wait at the meat counter for their ham to be sliced. It will be the kind of… Continue reading Creepified Taxidermy
Taxidermy has been something that has fascinated me since childhood, and when I stumbled across anthropomorphic taxidermy I felt an almost overwhelming urge to study the field, and put my dark mind to work. Anthropomorphic taxidermy is what inspired artist and sculptor Thomas Grünfeld to bring two animals together to make an entirely new specimen.… Continue reading Bat Fawn & Friends
Wyrd Words & Effigies had the exceptionally good fortune to engage in a conversation with Sarah Bartell of Nature Punk. Nature Punk creates a wide array of artwork sourced from wildlife materials, and also sells a extensive variety of curious knick-knacks from around the world. Can you please describe how Nature Punk came into being?… Continue reading Interview : Nature Punk
‘My favourite skull. That is a lot like asking a parent to pick a favourite child!’ There is something really exciting about finding a diminutive envelope on the doormat, with a hand written address on the front, an Air Mail stamp and two letters stating its starting point - NY. (Yes, New York in… Continue reading A Review of Fur, Hide and Bone Zine