The Urban Herd art series is an incredible feat of vision, creativity and, of course, patience. It revolves around the art form of taxidermy. But instead of the traditional animal head and stuffing techniques, the Urban Herd series involves thousands of air rifle BBs. The heads of deer, lions, elephants and moose have been constructed out of these tiny metal balls. Considering some of the beasts involved, it's not surprising the real thing wasn't used.
Created by Courtney Timmermans, an artist born in Dayton, Ohio, and based in Chicago, Illinois, the Urban Herd series essentially takes taxidermy to a whole other level while exploring a medium not often used for art. The way the BBs add a pixelated texture to the sculptures is almost unnerving.
Urban Herd will be shown at the Jean Albano Gallery.
Urban Herd by Courtney Timmermans is Full of Depth and Texture
1. BB Art - There is potential for artists to explore the use of BBs as a pixelated medium for sculptures and other art forms.
2. Non-traditional Taxidermy - There is an opportunity for disruption in the field of taxidermy by exploring non-traditional materials and methods, such as using BBs for a pixelated texture.
3. Exploring Unconventional Art Forms - The use of unconventional materials and methods in art, such as using BBs for sculptures, has potential for innovative and captivating art pieces.
1. Art - The art industry has an opportunity to explore the use of non-traditional materials and methods, such as using BBs for sculptures and other art forms.
2. Taxidermy - The taxidermy industry has an opportunity to explore the use of non-traditional materials and methods, such as using BBs for a pixelated texture, to create unique and captivating animal sculptures.
3. Gallery - Art galleries have the potential to showcase innovative and captivating art pieces created using non-traditional materials and methods, such as using BBs for sculptures.