The artistic partnership of Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker, who collectively are better known as Idiots, present us with a unique body of work, characterized by the use of animal material exquisitely sculpted into natural positions and combined seamlessly with rich materials such as embroidery and pearls. A contemporary touch is given to the classical memento mori concept, questioning the world’s current trend in over glorification through marketing. In a constantly twisting play between fantasy and reality, Idiots tell us about important themes such as life, death, beauty and restriction. (via)
I’m taking a taxidermy class tomorrow and will either come away nauseous or exhilarated. Either way, I still think these pieces are amazing. I’ll try to remember to post pictures of my rabbit, which hopefully won’t look completely deformed. It certainly won’t look anything like the sculptures above.
Carissa would also have found this super cool. (And so do I).