Dead Deco

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The things that interest me the most, coming into this class, involve dead animals around us. Not just the ones some of us eat but the way humans collect and surround themselves with dead animals  that are utilised for different purposes.

I am fascinated by how taxidermy even came to being. How we create these “Tableau Vivant” of dead animals frozen forever in the same expression. How can we use this concept of taxidermy on other things we would maybe want to preserve? Using dead animals for decorative purposes is a thing I think about a lot.  For example, sea shells that used to house living creatures and are used for decoration. Is it any more moral  to wear the shell of an animal that died of natural causes?

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