Karin Bugge view from the trail
I've never thought of road kill as aesthetically appealing, but then I've never thought of it through the lens of Larry.
Ah, Albert. So glad you appreciate the ivy! Whadda ya mean, Albert didn't like that ivy on the wall? Oh, wait, Phoebe was the highbrow one, wasn't she? Ah, that explains the splayed squirrel.
Sometimes, it's to die for.
Live fast die young and leave a good looking corpse.
so...did he get to keep it?
Did the squirrel pass out due to Albert's chase? or was he playing opossum? Our Cairn use to chase the hell out of the squirrels and they would play dead.
To Albert's credit, the dead squirrel was a found object.
Paula and anonymous, brilliant.
I think any number of Impressionists could have done something with that wall but the squirrel is definitely Goya.
Where I live (Arkansas), it's called lunch.
-K- It's definitely Goya because it's certainly not kosher.
every day art is amazing if we just stop and pay attention.
Karin, I'm very impressed by your ability to get a squirrel to play dead.
Looks like a fun outing. Well, maybe not for the squirrel. Too bad it wasn't a black squirrel that Albert found as it could have been lucrative for you. Check this out: expensive taxidermy squirrel
Clearly, I can't top anyone here. But Katie does remind me of a funny taxidermy story -- one that's set in my father's childhood home in Drammen.
Are you going to tell us the story?Katie - I've seen black squirrels running around the zoo in Washington DC, and they are a feature of Haverford College outside of Philadelphia.
yes......it is art!!
"Impeccable taste!" Dottie, editor-in-chief, Haiku Bandit Society
Albert would have loved the Fair Oaks Art Walk last week. There was a dead raccoon almost as big as him. Poor critters.
Um....well, Damien Hurst made it to the big time with his dissected cows in formaldehyde. Who am I to judge? You may have hit on a way for Albert to earn his keep.
Last summer during a family reunion, we found a very flat, very dead black squirrel behind a bookcase in my parents' basement in Canada. My niece noticed the tip of the tail sticking out while she was lying on the floor. It caused quite a stir. I had no idea we were missing out on a financial opportunity - but people probably pay less for flat ones than stuffed ones, though.
An Artsy blog post this day!
Looks Albert appreciate the ivy and the delicate litthe flowers. Me too.Oh poor squirrel...
Ops! I mean "little" flowers.
I just want to know how Albert managed to spatchcock the squirrel!?!?@Mr Earl---I don't think the ivy (rats hang out there usually) OR the squirrel is kosher and certainly is goya!
Fortunately, Albert's Lab genes come into play when I give the command: "Icky, gross, ewww, drop it!"
Karin training the squirrel: "Alvin. Alvin. ALLLVIN!!!!"
@Terry, hands off; the pot's on the boil and we're making Brunswick Stew
I've never seen a dead squirrel in quite this position before. Almost looks posed.
The poor squirrel eminds me of Damien Hirst, who has a retrospective of dead pickled animals at the Tate right now. Who needs to go there, when such artwork is free in the streets? As for road kill, there's a law in England that you can take it home to eat if you're in the car behind the driver that killed it. But you can't eat an animal that you yourself killed while driving.( It makes sense - in some countries, drivers deliberately aim at edible animals.) My friends once had a dead badger in the kitchen, which they were pickling in saltpeter before consuming it - yuk!
Bellis, I once read about a guy in England who lived exclusively on road kill - I thought his wife must have very broad shoulders since this had been the case for their entire marriage and they had been married for some time.
Note to self: remember not to check blogs right before dinner.
Possible titles for your 2-piece mini art exhibit:"Twist of Fate"mixed media"Still Life: Squirrel"found object
I'm not a fan of squirrels.V
Mr. Earl, too funny. So does that mean more squirrels would have been goyim?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think he was liking the looks of that RK...
Yes, the plural of Goya is goyim (pronounced goy-eem.)Goy in Hebrew literally means "nation," and was used in the Bible to refer to the nations surrounding Israel.
This has been most instructional. Not sure why I'm horrified that people covet and cook roadkill -- after all, I eat snails.
Ahhhh...but snails are covered with butter and garlic Hiker... Can't quite phathom squirrel or possum stew!!!