Creepy or Beautiful? Alternative Taxidermy Reigns in Hampden

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via the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists
via the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists

So what’s your personal taxidermy style? What’s that,  you say don’t have one? Well you better get with it, and like now, because it’s happening.

And I mean big time.

There’s a feature in b on the “rogue” taxidermy available at Bazaar in Hampden. Its opening just last year coincided with a resurgence in the popularity of animal preservation among non-hunters nationally. The magazine notes that there are no less than three television shows centered around the craft.

But what sets rogue taxidermy apart from the traditional deer and moose heads that gave you nightmares as a child, is two-fold: one, rogue taxidermists prefer to collect road kill; and two, they’re prone to frankensteining bits of several different animals into one piece. If they’re good, the results are more beautiful than frightening. Or, at least, that’s my metric.

Anyway, apparently it’s catching on.

I don’t know. I guess it’s pretty darn Hampdeny.

 

 



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