designer taxidermy art

taxidermy art

"Designer-derm": Designer toy meets taxidermy. Named after the contemporary designer-plush and urban vinyl art toys that inspired them, these works are fashioned entirely from animal hides. Their skin, fur, and feathers dyed to evoke a synthetic appearance, emulating their designer toy counterparts. Brewer introduced garishly colored hides to the genre of Rogue Taxidermy in 2006. Since then it has infiltrated the art world, permanently transporting taxidermy out of the hunting lodge and firmly infusing it into popular culture. Like much of Brewer's work, the playfulness and tongue-in-cheek nature of these pieces seeks to break down preconceived notions about taxidermy and redefine the place it holds both aesthetically and ethically in the viewer's psyche.