Animal Cut Outs

Dallas Children's Zoo

I was asked to make an interactive exhibit using a hybrid-taxidermy approach. The idea was to have the visitors experience touching authentic horns and fur in a friendly setting. The real animal parts are permanently mounted to contour-cut plywood, which I painted in a realistic style. On these panels, one horn is real and the other is trompe l'oeil style painting. These were mounted on a semi-sheltered outdoor wall, which I painted using local foliage for stencils.

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