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Louise Weaver

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When you think of dying careers, taxidermy has got to be up there at the top of the list.  Louise Weaver has managed to resurrect this peculiar yet strangely beautiful craft for an entirely new purpose.

Taxidermied peacocks are given garish new crocheted plumes, a ridiculous-looking ‘improvement’ of their former splendor.  In another piece entitled Sparkling Antler, a pair of antlers is transformed into a piece of coral.  All pieces comment on the irony of preserving things. Weaver’s work speaks of appropriation, costume and drama, and are almost comic in their appeal.

Weaver is represented by Darren Knight Gallery in Waterloo, Sydney.

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Posted by on June 6, 2009 in art, looking

 

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London Commute Sends Man Batty

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Too much time spent commuting in London sent Paul Middlewick a little bit batty. He started spotting animals on London’s iconic underground map, including, surprise, a bat.

Middlewick has teamed up with animal-rights charity IFAW to produce some fun merchandise.  Check it out at Animals on the Underground.

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Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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