“Morbid Curiosity” Taxidermy
After seeing what seemed to be an endless collection of work at the “Idiot” (their name!) website, I began to feel a bit queasy. Most of it is too disturbing for me to post here. I came across this bit of writing describing the artists “intentions” behind their work:
“The striking beauty and the vividness of the animals that figure in the works, conjure powerful emotions of awe and inspiration before giving way to our morbid curiosity surrounding death, which leads us ultimately to think of our own mortality. This contrast between beauty, luxury and greed coupled with the mystery of death, timelessly preserved, transports one into a transient state of mind, in which anything is possible.”
Forgive my lack of “knowledge” about art appreciation, but I just found the collection upsetting. Click on the source link to see more…if you can stomach it.