Ave Rose uses the term macabre to describe her taxidermy art, and it’s difficult to think of a better word. By combining gemstones, animal skulls, miniature costumes and clock parts, she creates waving, wriggling, and dancing sculptures, trapped under bell jars.
Born in the Philippines but raised in California, Ave Rose found that the focus and concentration required to build her mechanized taxidermy sculptures helped clear her mind of any present anxieties and provided her with a sense of peace, and in her words, her work “is the physical representation of beauty that can be found in the decay and disarray.”
Text by L. Kimberly Leung
See more of Ave Rose’s taxidermy art here