"Life Can Be So Nice" Dead Animal Font

 - Aug 27, 2008
References: iris-schieferstein.de & ravishingbeasts
I love animals and don't really approve of traditional taxidermy, however I must admit I am drawn to Iris Shieferstein's series, "Life can be so nice".

In this piece, the Danish artist's dead animals, having been through the taxidermy process, are used as a really messed up dead animal font. Animals such as little pigs, snakes, birds, and other small creatures are combined into new species and posed to spell out a refrain from the Prince song "Life can be so nice."

Not really sure where the Prince song comes in, but even without this knowledge, I think it makes a really strong statement.

If I had to choose one aspect of this piece that made my flesh crawl, it would most certainly by the owl head used as the 's' in 'so'.