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One of the earliest posts I did for CVLT Nation’s art category was a profile on the work of Sarina Brewer, a pioneer of “rogue taxidermy” and one of the founders of The Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists (MART), which is an international association despite the reference to its founding state. When

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kakuunohito or 架空の人 is the performance name of Japanese artist Yuichi Ikehata. Under the name kakuunohito, Ikehata creates images of decay and dismemberment that are stunningly gorgeous and unbelievably creepy. It’s as if the subjects are caught in a split second of spontaneous combustion; I can almost imagine the skin flying off

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Life is thrilling and dangerous, but also mundane. Olivier de Sagazan pulls inspiration from his African birthplace as well as his perception of human beings disguising the strange condition of our lives. In his words, we are “focusing on daily tasks, perhaps forgetting the poetry of this strange world,” and

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If you’ve ever tried to build a sandcastle, you know how friggen hard it is to make it look even halfway good. So it’s unbelievable that Toshihiko Hosaka can build the massive, epic, fantastical sculptures that he does entirely out of damp sand. He uses only a few metal tools

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Taxidermy is a painstaking process not for the faint of heart. It takes an excellent knowledge of anatomy, a steady hand and a great respect for nature’s creations. I admire craftspeople who can take a discarded carcass and make it a still life, but not everyone who turns their hand

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Japanese artist Yoneji Inamura spent six years of his life collecting 20,000 beetles of different varieties and using them to create a five-foot sculpture of a popular Buddhist deity. It’s unclear how and when exactly Inamura started catching and collecting beetles. Some sources claim that it was during his days working

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