June 9, 2008

taxidermy pt.I (walter potter)

one of the founding fathers of english taxidermy, walter potter uses his taxidermy skills in a wholly whimsical & slightly disturbing manner. each tableau looks like a a macabre scene from a child's storybook. his attention to detail is simply amazing. i wonder what type of man spends his free time gently crafting carcases into a anthropomorphic fairytale? i would love to sit down for a cup of tea with him. another thing that impressed me was the fact that he never killed an animal with the sole intent of using it for his taxidermy.
(walter potter)

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