I’m not sure how I feel about this, but it certainly deserves a second look. ‘Using mixed materials like plumage, hair, gold, and paint’, New Zealand artist Karley Fever creates ‘exotic creatures and nests with a strangely familiar and surreal aesthetic’. Surreal is right! Some of these birds have extraordinary hairdos such as ponytails, dreadlocks and braids.
Taxidermy, just like its more fashionable sister fur, is not everybody’s thing. If it is (or if you want Halloween to come a little early this year) check out Polly Morgan’s Still Birth exhibition, which could only be more disturbing if the babies were human.