Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens' are tiny, usually aquatic life forms like fish and seahorses that are put through a process of chemical replacement of the proteins and dyeing of the bones. The result is a transparent creature that glows in eerie vibrant colors. The creatures are then sealed in vials filled with glycerin and preservatives. The specimens can be found in shops around Japan.

LEGO Taxidermy by David Cole

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 24, 2011
We used to love getting a good LEGO set under the Christmas tree, and Brooklyn-based David Cole created a bit of a stir a few weeks ago when he created a set for a taxidermy deer LEGO sculpture. After interviews with the NY Times, and selling 250 deer sets with over a thousand on hold, Cole has now released sets of a fox and a bear.

Reusing Reclaimed Taxidermy by Marcus Kenney

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Savannah, Georgia based artist, Marcus Kenney, has been creating this intricate, heavily detailed "reclaimed taxidermy" pieces, where he adds sticks, paint brushes, rope, twine, plastic, paper bowls, acrylic, oil, nails, screws, rubber, beads, various papers, thread, and yarn to create something completely new.

Polly Morgan @ Workshop Venice

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Polly Morgan, the modern taxidermist we have featured in the magazine in the past, will be showing Burials at Workshop Venice, starting on June 3, 2011. As the Workshop notes, "Morgan has contributed to a shift in public perception that has taken ‘the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect’ to places never dreamed of by its original Victorian practitioners."

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