Mabel Wants to Put the Stuffing Back into the Art World
Local woman part of renaissance in fine art taxidermy
Mabel Edwards, who works as an assistant manager at Mortimer and Bennett on Turnham Green Terrace, is also a fine art taxidermist.
Taxidermy is being taken seriously in the art world for the first time since the Victorian era with artists like David Shrigley, Polly Morgan, Damien Hirst and Tessa Farmer giving it credibility and it is now seen as 'in vogue'.
Mabel started incorporating taxidermy into her artwork from 2011 after studying fashion for a National Diploma in which she achieved a triple distinction.
She is predominantly self-taught in the practice though she adheres to all the regulations of The UK Guild Of Taxidermists which has strict rules on the sourcing and treatment of the animals used.
You can see more of Mabel's work on her Facebook page.
November 5, 2012