Kiyoshi Mino Combines Special Taxidermy and Eco-Friendly Art

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: Mar 22, 2013 • References: kiyoshimino.blogspot & kiyoshimino
In the age of the all-mighty Internet, activities like taxidermy have become nearly outdated, but now designer and burgeoning farmer Kiyoshi Mino's special taxidermy project is breathing some environmentally-friendly fresh air back into this outdated hobby.

By definition, taxidermy involves hunting, preparing, stuffing and then mounting the skin of a dead animal. Although well practiced for hundreds of years, inventions like movies, photos and even the Internet began to replace people's desires to have exotic or never-before-seen animals above their fireplaces.

The beauty of Kiyoshi's special taxidermy artwork is that his skillful needle-felting technique on this collection of faux animals looks quite realistic, sometimes scarily authentic, while causing no actual harm to the majestic creatures these figures are modeled after. Stats for Felt-Made Fauxidermy Figures Trending: Older & Warm
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