Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Inside Die Kunstkammer

Last time, I showed you the exterior of my cabinet of curiosities.  This time, let's take a look at its contents.



The Feejee mermaid is always a classic, so I added one of those as well as an odd-looking spider.








Next, we have a mummified basilisk...




...and some strange plants sprouting out of pistachio nut shells...




...and finally, an insect emerging from a preserved severed finger.  It's actually a thumb.  My thumb, to be specific.  I made it by taking a cast of my thumb using paper mache and some mineral oil as a mould release.