“Anna-Wili Highfield is a Sydney based artist currently making sculptures of animals from paper and from copper pipe.” – Anna-Wili Highfield Website
“Very reminiscent of taxidermy but with a lighter feel, she delicately crafts each piece by using archival cotton paper that is then painted, torn, and sewn into these incredible pieces.” – Strictly Paper
I’m personally not a fan of taxidermy (dead animals with their eyes staring straight at you tends to creep me out) but these are beautiful! I enjoy the light and airy depiction of the horse. It’s like you can feel the motion and weightlessness as the large beast gallops through the pasture.
Unlike origami sculptures I enjoy the imperfections and the discovery of the torn paper and tiny shreds. They add a natural, hand-made feel that is simple and yet marvelous.
For those women who have to find a way to display their husbands 4 point buck, maybe you could talk him into one of these… a bit more “elegant” (and humane). Just a thought?
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