The impulse to create can come from many sources: from an art study, a desire to see something unique, or a response to maintaining a collection that needs constant repair. Taxidermy is one such collection.
Taxidermy study has not been as easily available since the mid Victorian Era, when collections flourished and craftsmen learned to preserve animals to fill a huge demand. Today, in the Digital Age, the desire to acquire what Walter Benjamin called “the aura of one” and the return to handwork have encouraged people, who once were collectors, to start making their own collections.
In connection with Taxidermy Art, this talk will address the rise of Rogue Taxidermy through the lens of Collecting.