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Misfits by Thomas Grunfeld

By: Pearl - Published: Oct 13, 2008 • References: jousse-entreprise and designboom
German artist Thomas Grünfeld’s 'Misfits' collection are animal collages, actual taxidermal specimens that have been deliberately mismatched. These are as improbable pairings and may give us a sense of the reactions the platypus must have provoked when it was first encountered.

The pairings are bizarre. A parrot-squirrel, a bull-ostrich, giraffe-ostrich, calf-deer, dog-deer, pig-bird, deer-giraffe are but some of them. Perhaps the artist is trying to make a statement of where unorthodox cloning might lead to?