stuffed animals + pickled heads

Museum of Natural Sciences, La Plata, Argentina, 1984

you may be surprised to learn that some of my most favourite things ever are dioramas at natural history museums. i've always been weary of live animals but have become fascinated with being able to observe and study an animal frozen in time as a specimen of taxidermy. I recently had the great fortune to visit the shop of Mr.Johansson, a taxidermist who works near Edson, Alberta.

one of my most treasured photographs is a polaroid i took of the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy (a giant room full of a menagerie of skeletons!) in the Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris.

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