New Zealand artist Lisa Black modifies broken taxidermy animals with mechanical parts such as antique hardware or old clock parts. After finding a damaged, stuffed fawn at a garage sale, she was so inspired that she decided she felt she had to “fix” it by adding mechanical limbs, organs, and other crucial pieces. Some of her work, like the crocodile seen below, even includes working gears in place of the heart.
Despite what one might think, Lisa’s work is driven by a desire to celebrate the beauty of animals. She is a highly passionate person with a deep respect for the animal kingdom. Her work is also somewhat influenced by the trans-humanist movement, a belief that is helping humanity embrace the use of technology on an intimate level.
From Dyscario Magazine
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