Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Curious Menagerie of Mutant Taxidermy

quote [ In a cramped apartment in East New York, the artist Takeshi Yamada lives among his strange creations. ]

He means well with his taxidermy smile
[SFW] [art] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT]


Jodan said[1] @ 1:18am GMT on 7th Dec [Score:1 Funny]
Neat. Kinda related: I thought Jackalopes were real till I was about 28 or so. Saw a picture of one or a rabbit with antlers when I was kid and nobody told me they weren't real. I though that that's what a jack rabbit was. My wife is a biologist so I asked her about them one day for some reason. She told me they weren't real. I was like (smug) "you don't know what a jackalope is? Why let me inform you of these wonderful creatures." I thought I was going to show her something cool. She pulled up the Wikipedia article and it was like learning Santa Claus was fictional.

I never thought to research them myself. I still thought of them though. I had come up with a whole idea that the antlers were evolved somehow and that rabbits must have some kind of vestigial genes for antlers. Even that some might have vestigial bumps on their heads that would be like tails on humans. Do they use them for defense or for mating rituals. Apparently none of that because THEY AREN'T REAL. :(
Jodan said @ 1:21am GMT on 7th Dec
I just searched jackalope on google apparently people are treating this like a Bigfoot/chupacabra thing. I just thought they were a cute thing I'd never seen.
Headlessfriar said @ 1:30am GMT on 7th Dec
Jackalopes, like their Arabic cousins the Al'miraj, are probably inspired by rabbits with papilloma virus. In rabbits, this can make weird tumors that sometimes look like horns or antlers.
Hugh E. said @ 1:47am GMT on 7th Dec
rabbits with papilloma virus : Nikolaos of Myra :: Jackalope : Santa Claus
eggboy said @ 1:57am GMT on 7th Dec
Seen a Kohei Nawa job at the art gallery recently and it blew me away. Everyone else hated it. Took me a little while to actually figure out what it was
two deer taxidermied together and covered in a glass sculpture that distorts your view, in a tiny room so you can't see it from a distance

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