I Saw the most amazing taxidermy exhibition last weekend. Darwin’s Menagerie at the antiques emporium Jamb (click here to read more). It is by the taxidermy artists Sinke and van Tongeren. It’s only on until 30 October so if you can go now it is well worth the trip. The story of how Sinke and van Tongeren became taxidermy artists is an interesting one and I am so glad they did. The world would be a sadder place without their art in the world.
I can’t describe how inspiring I found this exhibition. I am a taxidermy lover, but this took it too another level. I was a little bit giddy when I was there. The man in the shop was very lovely and patient, but I’m sure he thought I was a bit of a crazy taxidermy groupie (well I probably am!).
Anyway, here are a selection of photos I took (I took a lot).
I’m very excited to start making some new work that is influenced by this exhibition. I’m not sure how yet, but I have some ideas that I will be working on over the next few months. I feel very excited at the thought which is always a good sign.