Lisa Black's Steampunk Taxidermy
Well this is a touch bizarre. To make her art, Australian-born Lisa Black combines the medical practice of taxidermy with the aesthetics of steampunk. It’s a rather unusual combination and it’s really amazing to see these broken, taxidermied animals whose missing parts have been replaced with little gears and screws, like the innards of a vintage clock.
In her interview with YouBentMyWookie, Black explains her motivation behind her art pieces – she believes in transhumanism which is a movement that believes in the use of modern technology to improve human mental and physical characteristics. Black tries to applies those ideologies to her animal creations.
In situations like these, I think pictures do tell a thousand words. Have a look at some of her steampunk taxidermy after the jump.
Fixed – Rat
Fixed – Fawn
Departed – Caracal Skull
Departed – Vervet Half Monkey Skull
Departed – Vervet Monkey Skull