Sunday, January 24, 2010

preparation for the transformation and gettin squirrely

I have been getting this 3-D printed squirrel ready for some mold making, infusing it with epoxy to harden the gypsum powder. On right is the original taxidermy squirrel, painted white, leap-frogging its enlarged replica. The tail is such a distinguishing characteristic of these varmints, and I have come up with a few off the wall takes on the form. Stay tuned for some really wild stuff.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Marine Toad aka Cane Toad aka

This recent acquisition to my collection of invasive species is Bufo Marinus, the infamous Cane Toad. These giant toads multiply by the thousands and are probably the most widely introduced amphibian in the world. Growing to devour small rodents, there is also a milky toxic secretion coming from perotoid glands that will burn the eyes and inflame the skin . A dog or a cat that bites a Cane Toad will sicken and may die.
I will be using these toads in the Garden of Earthly Delights exhibition " Replanting the Garden" coming up this May at Big Car in Indianopolis.