Lisa Black’s Taxidermy and Sculpture

The Steampunk aesthetic never ceased to amaze me. Just when I think I’ve seen just about everything, I find some new conception of the form that is visually stunning and totally unique. Like this:

Awesome.

Artist Lisa Black has a full line of “fixed” animals that have been modified to give them a more mechanized appearance. It reminds me of Mike Libby’s work with the insects I covered last month. Ms. Black, however, seems to have a preference (although not an exclusive preference) for vertebrates, and my goodness, her talent is apparent.

You can check out more of her work on her site. Be careful if you are squeamish, though. There’s one photo of a modified organ which is not for the faint of heart.