I think this type of art is something of a second life for a being that may not have gotten to live out its full original life and it's evocative of a regeneration, or reincarnation of sorts. Every life is important and artists such as ourselves are an important part of all of these animals, we touch their life every time we touch their bodies. It's an homage to life, if you really see it. Not death, although the two can't really be separated. Because of artists who work with these materials, I hope every part of every animal is used.
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