Bad Photoshop, or good [crazy] taxidermy?

Earth Spirit, 2010
Enrique Gomez de Molina

Reader Laura alerted me to this iO9 post I missed on taxidermy artist Enrique Gomez de Molina, whose work would be written off as bad Photoshopping - except it's real sculpture.

The artist says,

The impossibility of my creatures brings me both joy and sadness at the same time. The joy comes from seeing and experiencing the Fantasy of the work but that is coupled with the sadness of the fact that we are destroying all of these beautiful things.

See a video of a sculpture in progress - a rhino covered with peacock feathers and thousands of individual beetle wings - below the fold.

Thanks Laura for the heads up!

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