Monday, 8 February 2010


Interesting forms and material combinations using stuffed animals, seen at the new exhibition The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today at the Saatchi Gallery. The bottom two images are by Huma Muji who explores ideas of displacement - a taxidermied camel stuffed into a battered suitcase and a cow stuck in a concrete water pipe.

The top image is by Steve Bishop (shown in a different part of the gallery) called 'Anna Sui - Dolly Girl (Barn Owl)' and made from a taxidermied owl, concrete, paint, wood and mirrored perspex. I love the combination of textures in a very pale colour palette - the softness of the feathers against the hard sculpture.