I’m of the opinion that we collect kitschy deer art. My husband likes to point out that we only have one art object which is a deer:
It seems to me that it is such a defining piece, that it pretty much demands that we collect deer art. So I love this piece! Kind of have to have it. Right?
Frederique Morrel is a collaboration between two artists, a husband and wife team, Frederique Morrel and Aaron Levin (I know, a little confusing, but there it is). They create taxidermy models which they ultimately cover with vintage tapestries. Clearly I have a thing for art that spoofs taxidermy, so this resonates with me. The results are one of a kind objects which sell for anywhere from $150 to $13,000. You can check all of their work out on their site, http://www.frederiquemorrel.com. The philosophy behind the work is rather interesting. It is no wonder their work appeals to me, as the philosophy states:
The pieces are really wonderful. As a design element, in a modern room they add a pop of color and intricacy that can be quite compelling and energize the space. Some of Morrel’s works even include human figures — pretty trippy.