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Faux Taxidermy Heads by Kelly Rene Jelinek

Artist Kelly Rene Jelinek makes life-sized copies of taxidermied animal heads using fragments of filling fabric. The decorative objects enchant nostalgia from Jelinek’s youth spent in rural Wisconsin where she often encountered taxidermy deer and game mounts as part of the everyday household decor. The artist starts with the same foam mounts utilized by actual taxidermists to which she uses shreds of fabric, yarn, resin antlers, and glass marble eyes. The results are surprisingly modern sculptural objects that simulate traditional anatomical mounts.

via The Awesomer

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