While Taxidermy is defined as the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect; We prefer to think of it as flora and fauna preservation and sculpture.
We work with with ethically sourced small mammals and birds as well as various flora elements to create sculptural monuments to the beauty of the natural world.
Please note that all taxidermied animals presented are ethically sourced; mainly from my finds as a person who lives in a large metropolitan area. These finds are few and far between which means I am still very much a beginner level taxidermist. Please be kind and take this into consideration as you view these attempts to preserve the natural beauty of these lovely creatures.
Columba livia (2018)
This specimen was found in downtown Oakland, CA. Our first attempt at avian taxidermy; which was difficult in that bird hides are much more thin and delicate than mammal hides, also more research is needed into understanding bird anatomy- particularly their necks.
Ethically sourced Pidgeon, galvanized steel hoop, bronze wire, floral wire, synthetic textile flowers in rayon, polyester and poly chiffon.
Image description: A common pidgeon has been taxidermied and posed with its wings triumphantly raised. It sits in the middle of a metallic hoop and is surrounded by textile flowers in warn tan, blue and grey shades. The piece is photographed in front of a spray of dried grasses and dried twigs so as to suggest a natural background.