Artist Monique Habraken has come up with an alternative to taxidermy that preserves the beauty of a bird’s plumage without making the corpse a decorative curio. Check out the exquisite tapestry she made with the complete set of feathers of one Mallard. I can see this becoming a trend. What bird would you love a plumage tapestry of?
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Presumably the birds must still be killed to make these? I found the reference to the artist “finding” birds in slaughterhouses rather odd.
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An avian death mask of sorts.