Interior design, human and animal
A series on the theme of animal and human osteology, taxonomy, and differentiation. Natural history museums are a regular haunt. Their curators are doing exactly what these pictures attempt to do - capturing both the physicality and the essence of their subject, explaining its structure and workings, while being limited by the very fact of the subjects having been captured and explained. There is a delicious tension created by this paradox. The very making of an animal mount, and a picture, reduces the subject to a subject; it removes its vitality by attempting to preserve it. We must replace it with our own interpretation and context, and remake it.
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