Monday, March 29, 2010

Still Life

I just finished reading Still Life:Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom, and have to say, I really loved it! From all the history, including Carl Akeley and Walter Potter, to talk of all the innovations that have changed the art (the craft? both?) over the years, to the descriptions of the process, the people and the events in Taxidermy, the whole book was really great and very inspiring for me, as an animal sculptor. If you have any interest at all in taxidermy, you should check this out.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Animal Show!

Animals become a canvas onto which we humans project our myths, fantasies and ideas, making up our own meanings. In Animal Show, 9 artists explore ways in which animals are transformed into such unwitting actors.

where: Pterodactyl Philadelphia, 3237 Amber St., Fifth Floor North, Philadelphia, PA 19134

work by: Eric Fausnacht, Danna Ray, Jen Ray,
Mat Tomezsko, Katie Elia, Katherine Kaminski,
Mike Bukowski, Darla Jackson, Melissa Zetts

opening: 8pm April 3rd

closing: 8pm April 24th

opening night music by: Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, The Josh and Pete Band, SuperGoose

closing night music by: Dangerous Ponies, Conversations with Enemies, Pony Pants,
Algernon Cadwallader