Wednesday, May 20, 2009

plein air taxidermy

I was over at Matthias Merkel Hess' blog the other day where I found these and was then referred to Jim Baughn’s taxidermy website. there's a kind of sweet penitent intention about mounting these on trees overlooking an autumn field off a Kansas highway. we want to put them all back the way we found them, sort of.

something mythological too, like ill-conceived species of minotaur, centaur, or dryad. the tree as this sort of galley space has also been conceived elsewhere.
(btw, do yourself a favor and avoid searching google images for "centaur")


katie said...

i've always been fascinated by taxidermy. i've generally looked at it as the desire to bring 'nature' indoors, a domesticating force. this puts a different twist on it.

Jim said...

Thanks for spreading the word about my site!

eped said...

agreed, katie

thanks for the photos Jim. & nice work

Jim said...

No problem, thanks