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Tapestry Taxidermy

How many of you think taxidermy is beautiful? How many of you think it is vulgar? There is often a fairly substantial divide. I happen to like taxidermy that is well done and I have had the privilege of visiting a taxidermist who did some work for my father: a bard owl, a pheasant and a large-mouth bass. The level of craftsmanship and knowledge it requires to create an inanimate representation of something that was once living is impressive, to say the least. When executed properly, the results can be striking. At its best, the art of taxidermy honours its deceased subjects with a kind of eternal dignity.

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by Andrew

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Joel LeGrand

It is pretty, but no more honorable then any other taxidermy.
That is not to say that any taxidermy is dishonorable.
My fathers rule was kill only for food & protection.
It is my understanding that most, if not all the game meat is eaten.
I had family members who fished, would not eat the meat, but they always gave the fish to people who would use the meat.
Thanks for the 5 series, really like the different things.
I regret my Father & Father -in -law are not here to see the painted cows, they were cattle men.

Ken Newman

I’m trying to get my head around this one….it’s different. My first reaction was,” If Dr. Seuss was a big game hunter these are what I’d see in his den.” They’re growing on me…give me an hour or two.

Ken Newman

Now that I’ve had some time to digest them a bit…I’m liking them! As an after thought….somebody call Keith Johnson….these guys are screaming “Anthropologie”.

Kate's Daughter

Well, to be honest, not so sure I like these, but I recognize that many others will. They are certainly unique and do put a very different spin on taxidermy!


Beautiful stuff! I sighed when I looked at their website and saw it was the French – that meant it wasn’t local. I’d love to see these in person.

BTW, Andrew, it should be: Frédérique and *her husband* Aaron.

Ilona Crisp

These are only on forms, not the real “bodies” aren’t they? They are beautiful!