Portfolio > Creaturely Wonders (2012)

Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
500 x 500 x 650mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
170 x 110 x 190mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
210 x 185 x 185mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
200 x 200 x 270mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
120x100x130
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
100x100x235
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
180x130x155
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
100 x 140 x 135mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
110 x 130 x 120mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
180x150x140
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
100 x 130 x 110mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
190 x 130 x 220mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
120 x 140 x 150mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
80x130x120
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
150x80x70
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
100 x 200 x 150mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
150 x 150 x 200mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
100 x 130 x 140mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Karley Feaver by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
150 x 130 x 120mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Giraffe by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L160 x W90 x H95 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy deer by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L90 xW90 x H210 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy horse by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L120 x W95 x H150 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy deer by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L140 x W80 x H260 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy horse by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L135 x W75 x H200 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy horse by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L70 x W50 x H180 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy horse by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L210 x W45 x H85 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Giraffe by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L120 x W110 x H200 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy horse by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L170 x W130 x H130 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy deer by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L175 x W50 x H190 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Giraffe by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L130 x W45 x H85 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Giraffe by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L135 x W85 x H105 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy bull by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
L160 x W50 x H95 mm
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy Giraffe by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
160x120x230
2012
Sculpture of Taxidermy horse by Karley Feaver
Mixed Media
130x85x120
2012

Karley Feaver’s exhibition, Creaturely Wonders, challenges the common aversion towards taxidermy in the home by introducing abstract forms that blur the lines between traditional taxidermy and modern sculpture. The works intend to break morbid perceptions of taxidermy and replace them with more life-affirming connections. Some of the works are purely animal, while others are the possible results of crossbreeding between animal and flora.

Karley's current interests arise from the boundary between what we call natural and artificial and nature’s ability to survive in different forms by adapting, adjusting and mutating into its new urban setting. Her use of animals and taxidermy highlights the domestication of nature (taming and bringing it indoors) and accentuates its value as an aesthetic object.

“I am fascinated by how bringing nature indoors, along with an anthropomorphic idea, changes the way people view these forms. I am exploring how each could exist in a domestic setting by adapting to their surroundings. Through this, my investigations of the animals have also developed into sculpture by morphing animals and other various objects into newly formed creations”.