Danielle Van ark: The Mounted Life

The Mounted Life is a single body of work by Dutch photographer, Danielle Van Ark. Compromised of a collection of  photographs which depict the backrooms of taxidermy shops and natural history museums. The effect of the images is quite disturbing: the motionless animals are completely removed from any illusion of a natural environment and suddenly appear more like actual objects than the live specimens they are intended to represent. It is a haunting commentary on our "relationship" with animals. She has a blog where she records her ideas and work in progress and talks about her life and influences:
Click on the image to the right to visit her website.


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