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Carmyn Joy "Collect". Pinned for colour palette, but also for the beautiful yet macabre feel of the image, which I want to convey in my garment.

Male and Female Versicolored Barbet | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Male and Female Versicolored Barbet | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I know. They're dead. But I so love this photograph. #opart #photography #bird  $21......this is messed up...why would you want to hang a picture with a bunch of dead birds on it in your home

Five Humming Birds - 10x8 inch Polaroid Photograph Signed

I know. They're dead. But I so love this photograph. #opart #photography #bird $21......this is messed up...why would you want to hang a picture with a bunch of dead birds on it in your home

Bird Specimens, Study Skins by profholtz, via Flickr

Bird Specimens, Study Skins by profholtz, via Flickr

there is a strange melancholy to taxidermy that draws me to it though i also feel a bit repelled/unsettled by it, especially in the case of taxidermy birds. last year around this time i visited jones beach in long island and came upon a seagull skeleton (sans head & feet, oddly.) its wings were spread open, the few remaining feathers swayed with phantom life in the cold wind coming off of the sea. its entire ribcage had been picked clean and rose from the sand like an abandoned cathedral…

there is a strange melancholy to taxidermy that draws me to it though i also feel a bit repelled/unsettled by it, especially in the case of taxidermy birds. last year around this time i visited jones beach in long island and came upon a seagull skeleton (sans head & feet, oddly.) its wings were spread open, the few remaining feathers swayed with phantom life in the cold wind coming off of the sea. its entire ribcage had been picked clean and rose from the sand like an abandoned cathedral…

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