There is a trend towards functional taxidermy: using stuffed animals as accessories for design (and even pouring beer!) London-based designer Alex Randall creates stunning bespoke lighting, taking an array of small critters and turning them into unusual and highly collectible lighting sculptures.
Wild imagination and fearless innovation has been fueling the masters over at BrewDog to engage in what they like to call ‘extreme brewing’ for some time now. They’ve pumped out such off-the-wall creations as ultra bitter, ‘hopped to hell’ India Pale Ales, and a 32% imperial stout known as the Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
A simple way to sum up Cassandra Smith’s artwork would be to describe it as ‘bedazzled taxidermy’. Further inspection of her work reveals careful precision, amazing attention to detail, and a whole new spin and respect for the decorative arts.