"Victorian taxidermy bird sculpture with 18ct gold plated maggots"by Kelly McCallum
by sabine7 / July 14, 2009

Kelly McCallum puts her goldsmithing skills to work in combination with her collection of Victorian taxidermy. McCallum incorporates birds, animals, human hair, insects, maggots and quail eggs, among other treasures, in sculptures that seem innocuous at first glance. It is only when the viewer looks for the details that the work succeeds in surprising. McCallum shows a fascination with how things age and how their essence can be recaptured and their meaning altered.

Artist: Kelly McCallum
+ r20thcentury.com

Victorian taxidermied bird sculpture with antique clock parts and pocket watch, on a branch stand.

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Images by Sherry Griffin for R 20th Century


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