Kelly Zepha Owen's Profile
Award winning, British Rogue Taxidermist based in New York
My love affair with taxidermy started at a young age, mainly due to both a great love of animals and my family's frequent trips to various Natural History Museums. I was, and still am, fascinated by the preserved animals in the museum dioramas and have never viewed them as strange or creepy, something which I want to express in my work. I want to challenge the common view of taxidermy as something grim and dark and present it in an approachable and beautiful way.
I have always loved and respected animals, so it is very important to me to use only ethically sourced animals in my work. I am a working memberof the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists and abide by their ethical standards. All of the animals used in my pieces were either frozen for reptile food or are surplus/unwanted parts from…
- Joined December 11, 2011