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"Chrysalis" by Carl Akeley

Naturalist Carl Akeley’s Sculpture Reveals the Inner Humanity of Gorillas

Sculpted in 1924 by taxidermist and gorilla advocate Carl Akeley, “Chrysalis” represents his belief in the humanity of the apes.

The Porcelain Sculptures of Kate MacDowell

Dead rabbit with human bones porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Portland artist Kate Macdowell hand-sculpts these porcelain figures where humanity and nature collide to create intricate and beautiful new forms that have been dissected to expose the bizarre and intricate details, such as human skeletons inside animals and collisions of human organs with nature and insects.

Dead bat with human bones porcelain sculpture by Kate Macdowell

Canaries inhabited human lungs porcelain sculpture by Kate Macdowell

Human fetus inside a dissected frog porcelain sculpture by Kate Macdowell

Invasive flora porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Uprooted porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Daphne shattered porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Fish with breasts porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Man covered in bees porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Goblin Market severed hands porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Root Bound brain porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Bad seed plant with human skull porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Cross-polination porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

Icarus porcelain sculpture by Kate MacDowell

See more of Kate’s work on her website: www.katemacdowell.com

Clay Sculptures by Ronit Baranga

Strange clay and porcelain sculptures by Israeli artist Ronit Baranga.

The use of fingers and mouths in my work is full of intent and meaning. The fingers and the mouth are very sensual organs in the human body and are therefore very powerful as separated items from it. The ‘seamless’ combination of these organs in plates or cups, appearing as one, creates, in my opinion, new items that “feel” their environment and respond to it.” – Ronit

See more work from Ronit Baranga here: www.ronitbaranga.com

Release Me Sculpture by Rob Reysen

Rob Reysen of Lake View Taxidermy sculpted “Release Me” from clay, animal parts and a 250-year-old human skull.

The final pieces are high-quality cold cast bronze.

Besides his highly detailed and finely crafted taxidermy, Rob also specializes is custom Halloween decorations, horror props and life casts. For more info or to purchase Release Me contact Rob at lakeviewtaxidermy@gmail.com

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