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Anatomically correct bears by Deborah Simon

We usually think of bears as small toys to hug and play with, or to be afraid of when we go too deep into the woods. But thanks to artist Deborah Simon, we now can learn anatomy with them, too. In her series Flayed Bears, the artist creates anatomically correct bears by using faux fur, linen, embroidery floss, polymer clay, acrylic paint, glass, wire and a lot of foam.

With these sculpted around 22″ high animals, she is walking the line between taxidermy, toy and sculpture. Getting her knowledge through extensive research from museum collections, Simon pays a lot of attention to detail because ‘evolution has always held a particular fascination for her’. So bad news for kids, these bears are not for hugging; but good news for the hikers, you don’t have to be afraid of facing these ones out there.

One more interesting fact about her: In 1998, she designed the Beastie Boys single cover for their single, Hamster.

anatomically correct bear
anatomically correct bear
anatomically correct bear
anatomically correct bear
anatomically correct bear

About the author

Born and raised in the creative mecca Berlin, Mareike Muller worked her first professional years in advertising and design before she decided to apply for the citizenship of the world, leaving Berlin for Stockholm. Spending some years in fashionable capital of Sweden she continued her voyage via Barcelona to Buenos Aires, where she was living for almost two years, working as an artist agent spreading emerging art with her own agency The Eclectic Tomorrow. But, as stakes are high the search for the perfect place to live and work went on and brought her to vibrant Mexico City, where she´s relocating now continuing to broaden her scope, establishing her vision of spreading emerging art around the globe. When she´s not working, blogging or traveling around the world you’ll probably find her vintage clothing treasure hunting or sipping an Old Fashioned fantasizing about being a Mexican luchador’s wife and having some unicorns browsing in the backyard.

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