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New taxidermic/hybrid work in progress…”Vulture Study”, and completed Skunk + Snabbit creatures too <3

Wow.
I’ve been BUSY!
Here are some images of both a faux-vulture taxidermic/sculpture work-in-progress (for Gallery 423 in LA) and my first two completed taxidermy hybrids for public sale. (By public I mean they are not designed for a gallery or event.)
This vulture is completely hand-made and is essentially a “replica”…the feathers are from roadkill chickens I’ve collected, and all other details are sculpted by your truly from reference photos and my own dreams.
Below that is my dapper skunk bust (titled “Mr. Hide”),  and my mini diorama rabbit mount..the “Rare Pacific Sea Snabbit”…again, entirely hand sculpted with the exception of a small rabbit skin. Both the skunk and rabbit are available in my etsy shop HERE

I’d like to point out quickly that I do not use forms, so beneath the skin of these mounts are my own sculpted polymer bodies, all one-of-a-kind and all subjects of my own twisted imagination.

*No animals were harmed to make this work*

Enjoy!

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“It’s What’s Inside that Counts” ~Taxidermic Sculpture hybrid artist: Emi Slade 2012

Follow my tumblr here to stay connected ( http://theartofemislade.tumblr.com/ ) , and visit my taxidermic design side-project for more original works and project information: ( http://m.facebook.com/pages/Haus-of-Imy-ut-a-taxidermy-design-project/223128647767800?id=223128647767800&_rdr )

Haus of Imy-Ut ( Tips on pronunciation; “house of Eme Ut”. The “U” in “ut” is heavy and deep-as in “up”. Its both elegant and guttural, ancient and contemporary…….well, At least I think so anyway ♥)

“Haus of Imy-ut” is a taxidermy design project created in early 2012 by sculptural artist Emily Slade. The purpose of this project is to explore the world of taxidermy through a new design lens and create both conceptual and decorative works of natural-origin art. The content of these works varies greatly from piece to piece, and swings from innocent to vile depending on the animal(s) used in the creation. With a strong focus on ethical collection, non-toxic production, and individuality expressed by the subjects-each piece from the H.O.I. collection is a work of soulful attachment and human interpretation.”

That being stated, here are images to my completed cross-over piece. I was thinking of signing the piece with the new seal for “H.O.Iu” or to stick with my standard smoking mushroom. I figured this piece should probably still retain my original signature as I hope it serves to expose to a new area a representative of my career/styles. Its horrible, and amazing, and nightmarish.    I’m proud.

~xo

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