A Case of Curiosities


Tia Resleure
Winged Cat
Mixed Media, 2002

A Case of Curiosities is a site to explore – if, like me, you find preserved specimens fascinating, not gross. (A cabinet of curiosities is one of my favorite things). The site includes original artwork, the artist’s collection of vintage taxidermy ephemera, examples of restored Victorian taxidermy, and lots of intriguing trivia. I even learned a new biological term:

lu’ sus na • tu’ ræ [L.] A sport (frisk, caprice) or freak of nature.

This winged cat is an especially marvellous frisk, isn’t it?

Finally, Anna and Rob, whomever you are, you absolutely rock for having taxidermic art on your gift registry. I am in genuine awe.

This entry was posted in Artists & Art, Museum Lust, Wonder Cabinets. Bookmark the permalink.