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Karley Feaver’s Taxidermy Sculptures Re-imagine Opulence

Emerging artist Karley Feaver reconstructs the idea of elegance in her work. Taxidermy pet birds are adorned with silky locks of human hair, their feet gilded with 24 karat gold leaf. These details are signifiers of luxury, taken out of their typical contexts and blended into a surreal new form. Some of Feaver's works are displayed as sculptures, while others are shown as photographic prints. Though the lifeless birds seem somewhat morbid, Feaver assures us that they died from natural causes and were not harmed for the purpose of her art.

Emerging artist Karley Feaver reconstructs the idea of elegance in her work. Taxidermy pet birds are adorned with silky locks of human hair, their feet gilded with 24 karat gold leaf. These details are signifiers of luxury, taken out of their typical contexts and blended into a surreal new form. Some of Feaver’s works are displayed as sculptures, while others are shown as photographic prints. Though the lifeless birds seem somewhat morbid, Feaver assures us that they died from natural causes and were not harmed for the purpose of her art.

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