2012 is undoubtedly the year of the cat meme, and the work of the Dutch Idiots Art Collective is sure to horrify cat and animal lovers everywhere.
The Idiots Art Collective is a Dutch group that harnessed their skills in sculpture and taxidermy to create a series of images that are incredibly disturbing, yet eminently fascinating. Their images feature animals blended with objects like embroidery and pearls, many of the images grotesque and hard to look at.
According to the Idiots Art Collective, these images are meant to alarm the viewer. They force the viewer to think about some of life's most important themes: life itself, death, beauty and restriction. Each image has the ability to inspire the viewer to think about their own mortality, as well as the relatively quick mortality of animals.