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I saw this show in August. I can easily say it had the biggest impact on me out of anything I’ve seen in the past few years. Maybe since this one. And the website doesn’t even come close to doing it justice. This kind of irked me at first, but after scouring the site  for a good picture to share it kind of makes sense that the pieces aren’t  captured well by photography. Here’s one teeny bite.

It’s an arrowhead, by Tim Hawkindson, made entirely out of eggshell fragments. Yeah, it’s that kind of show. Where it’s so ridiculously awesome it makes you angry. In that “Stop, already! I’m already impressed beyond belief—you don’t have to make a lamp out of mini light bulbs inserted into dandelion puffs!”  kind of way.

I probably shouldn’t try to write about it.  Come over instead,  I’ll show you the book and get all worked up in real life.

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I stumbled into an exhibit put on by the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermy (yes, you read that correctly) last night at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Feliz. I considered doing a little write-up, but really? What can you say that “rogue taxidermy” doesn’t already express quite accurately?

Fighting Siberian Mice by Jeanie M.

What a treat.

Check out the gallery website (linked above), or here for more pics and a review. Then go and try not to drop an f-bomb in front of a less-impressed visitor like I did.

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