Animals Retrofitted with Mechanical Parts

 - Nov 8, 2008   Updated: Jun 16 2011
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In an odd mix of natural and industrial design, New Zealand-based artist Lisa Black amalgamates taxidermy animals with mechanical parts to create these bizarre sculptures.

I was doing okay viewing these images until I got to the bolted Bambi lookalike with the strange leg brace. The baby bird hatching out of its egg with wires coiled through it doesn't sit too well with me either.

Implications - The art of taxidermy has experienced somewhat of a revival with the rise of DIY culture and crafting. Some artists are taking this art to new heights by fusing animals with inorganic materials such as gears, clocks and other metal parts to create a sci-fi sculpture.