Ambienoise

Unusual oddities, macabre décor, and unique wearables

San Jose, California On Etsy since 2015

Ambienoise

Unusual oddities, macabre décor, and unique wearables

San Jose, California | 688 Sales

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Tara Dactyl

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Tara Dactyl

Announcement    New species available! Message me for more info on acquirable animals!

www.ambienoise.com is now live and contains more pictures and information regarding me and my shop!

Custom work available! Message me for inquiries.


***ALL MY ANIMALS ARE UPCYCLED/RECLAIMED ANIMALS, ONLY ETHICAL SOURCES!***
I like to provide new life for these animals...give them a purpose postmortem. I fill them with love during the artsy process and treat them with respect.
No animals were PURPOSEFULLY killed to create my wild, weird, fever dream art.


Happy shopping!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 20, 2019

New species available! Message me for more info on acquirable animals!

www.ambienoise.com is now live and contains more pictures and information regarding me and my shop!

Custom work available! Message me for inquiries.


***ALL MY ANIMALS ARE UPCYCLED/RECLAIMED ANIMALS, ONLY ETHICAL SOURCES!***
I like to provide new life for these animals...give them a purpose postmortem. I fill them with love during the artsy process and treat them with respect.
No animals were PURPOSEFULLY killed to create my wild, weird, fever dream art.


Happy shopping!

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About Ambienoise

Sales 688
On Etsy since 2015

Welcome to my fever dream

Ever take Ambien? If you have, you know that swirly, effervescent feeling you get right before you fall asleep.

Or...you stay awake...

Then you go on Amazon.
Big mistake, now you have next day shipping on a chandelier. Now you bought a robotic cat box that cost you $275. Then the carpet turns into an ocean, starts crashing and bending.
There's a raccoon in your backyard wearing a bikini.

Now what if you could take those experiences, that effervescence, and use it to make art- doesn't matter if it's music, painting, creepy stuffed animals....
Imagine the colors and the humor and the weird that would come of it.
That's Ambienoise.
Welcome to my fever dream.

Many people have asked how in the hell did my art get to the point of making weird stuffed animals made of real animals.

When I was young I was fascinated with animals, science, and taxidermy. But I was always bothered by the fact that you can't touch and physically experience taxidermy.

I first realized skinning and taxidermy might be a road for me to walk down in 2014 when I was teaching veterinary medicine. We had a wet lab which was dissecting rats for anatomy lessons and such. I was in charge of the "master"rat, the teaching aid and demo rat. First step was removing the skin... which for me was quick and easy. And off came a pelt that was perfect and without faults. My fellow instructor was wowed, and suggested I tan the pelt, and that maybe this is the stuff for me. Me, being highly suggestible, of course got cookin.

Now not all of my skins are from me tanning them, most come pre-tanned and processed. This results in some imperfect pelts - face smooshed, foot fell off, tear in the body- all things that make the pelts unique and special to me. Then I stuff 'em and hug 'em, then prepare them for a trip to your house!

My pelts are sent to me from various places including Wyoming, Utah, and Montana and are ethically sourced- upcycled pelts that wouldn't serve well for much aesthetically- well, for other people maybe! I find them perfect and special in their own way. That's why I made them huggable, pose-able, loveable (and a few squeak!)

Yes, I do have to sometimes replace parts of these animals, make them a new leg, arm, face... But doesn't that just make them special? It makes them a collectible, experience-able, irreplaceable.

Shop members

  • Tara Dactyl

    Creator, Owner, Lord And Master Of Ambienoise

    Spiritually raised in Wyoming, this California girl developed an odd aesthetic combining the rustic country and eclectic city life. She explores her creative side with things she finds and acquires, making beautiful, unique, creepy, but wonderful art

  • Rick Dicculis

    Manager, Owner, Marketing

    He pretends to be the manager. He does manual labor.

  • Argyle

    Public Relations, QA, Eater Of Business Cards

    Good dog goooood dooooogggg.

  • Oh sh-t that’s Ambrosia

    Nah Son She Was On Ellen Don’t You Get It

    She does what she do

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2018
Welcome to my fever dream!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Live with your choices. No refunds, etc.
Shipping
USPS flat rate priority mail for most.
I ship it out as soon as it’s done. Most of these guys are made by hand to order. It takes time. If you have a time crunch then message me and we will work something out!