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the Mounted Life

18 May, 2010

I have a soft spot for taxidermy, and was thus charmed by this odd photograph by Daniëlle van Ark.  Will anyone open the door for the donkey?

van ark

I found this postcard in Amsterdam, and after further research discovered that the photograph is part of her collection ‘The Mounted Life’ (I like the name). 

Of her own work, van Ark says: “I’m looking for something that’s off, a weirdness and in the storage rooms I found all of these emotional moments: a donkey looking at the door, or two animals standing next to each other when in the wild they would eat each other.”

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  1. 22 May, 2010 6:31 pm

    who would stuff a donkey? and why? curiouser and curiouser…

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