Beetle Mania!

by Hillary

Here are some photos from my latest project — exploring anthropomorphic dioramas with these grossly fun creatures. Look closely at the faces, if you please.

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My friend Becca Barnet gave a fantastic lecture on taxidermy a few weeks ago at Third Ward, in East Williamsburg. It was really great to hear her talk about her passion, and she presented many inspiring images. She had  a lot of interesting things to say about this old, odd tradition of stretching animal skin over forms… including that taxidermy is HOT right now! Check out her work. She is a really talented, beautiful lady!

Does this bother you?