Gryfinch by graywolf


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Added: Nov 20, 2006
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Artwork Description

I've always dreamt of creating something like this, and with the fantasy fair coming up I wanted to give it a try. Both parts used where damaged. The mouse was dragged in by the neighborhood cat and was missing bits of the head, and the bird came from a breeder and died during molting and was thus missing the rump feathers.

~To whom it may concern, (please read before accusing me of anything!)
The animals used in this project died a natural cause. NONE of the animals I work on are killed for the purpose of taxidermy only and most are found along side the road or come from bird/animal breeders in the area.

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Sooooo cute!


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Sooooo cute!


Guest's picture

Very odd, I never really thougt about doing something like this for arts sake but I am interested in how it is done (preservation of the remains). Don't worry, I've seen bigger animals preserved such as cats, turtle, and unborn pigs visiting a college when I was writing an essay concerning animal research.

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Doubly scary for the explanation, but somberly affecting.

thrax-1's picture

geez thats original!. i have to congratulate you on this, stunning effort!

faerywitch's picture

Ingrid! OMG! This is so extremely original and unique. Transforming death into beauty is a great skill! I've never seen something like this before! I'm stunned!

mattbradbury's picture

Hi Ingrid, this is extraordinary! I don't think I've seen anything like it... I must admit to not knowing much about taxidermy but I would imagine working with such small creatures is extremely difficult. Congratulations on an editor's pick!

saiklor's picture

I think this is artistic recycling at its best!

Guest's picture

What a wonderful way to celebrate life through "relife." This is a wonderful little creature, I wish I could see one landing on my rose bush during a warm spring day.. How very charming. Your very talanted, keep them coming back to life for us.

Art at its best.