Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Art and the Animal Kingdom
Mixing art and animals can have questionable results. (Think "Dogs Playing Poker" or anything by Damien Hirst.) But sometimes the two come together to create something . . . magical?
Take, for instance, artist Julian Wolkenstein's horsey supermodels (including the beauty shown above). Or the "extreme sheep LED art" in the video below.
But my favorite? THE URBAN BEAST PROJECT. From the website:
Urban Beasts are recycled skins of thrown out stuffed animals taxidermied to create feral relatives. Often displayed in community gardens, abandoned lots and in trees, an Anthology of their stories was developed to illustrate Humans' role as stewards of their environments.
This, in my opinion, is one of the greatest projects in the history of mankind. (Thanks for the tip, Ivy!!)