June 9, 2008
taxidermy pt.II (lisa black)
lisa black could quite possibly be the antithesis of walter potter. all of potter's animals seemed to have been treated with tenderness & given anthropomorphic qualities. like potter, black's animals have been stripped of their natural qualities yet instead of being given human qualities black's have been stripped of their animal qualities. black's animals appear to be impersonal specimens, steampunk machines &/or foreboding images of a future race of animals. both potter & black's works are equally unsettling yet for completely opposite reasons & are beautiful for completely opposite reasons.