The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Puss in Boots

Australian artist Julia deVille has created a menagerie of ethically-sourced animals. From pure white piglets dusted with flower petals, fawns sleeping on silver platters, to kittens pulling funeral hearses, and even a Puss in Boots- her taxidermy sculptures are like something out of a Victorian period fairytale. She titles this ongoing series "Disce Mori", a twist on Memento Mori, the Latin phrase for reflecting on one's morality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life. In their vanity, her works combine deceased animals with precious gems, metals and fine antiques.

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