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  • Life is just unreal, just the way it works.

  • That's exactly what I'm thinking about every time I

  • cut something open.

  • When I start taking stuff out, I look at the inner workings.

  • And I'm just amazed by it.

  • I think it's so beautiful.

  • A carrot!

  • A carrot?

  • Ugh.

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  • Fashion and taxidermy were two very separate things that I

  • was really interested in.

  • The love of anatomy got me into fashion, because I saw

  • clothes as wearable sculptures that people could wear to

  • either express themselves or turn into a different person.

  • This to me is what fashion is.

  • It's not really trends.

  • It's just more about crazy self-expression and becoming

  • who you want to be.

  • I think the first mouse that I did that came out well, I was

  • so excited.

  • I was just, like, shit.

  • I'm going to do this so much more now.

  • I'm going to fucking do it.

  • I'm going to do it.

  • Whenever I go hiking, I've always got a little cooler and

  • Tupperware and Ziploc bags and gloves.

  • And more often than not I'll find something on a hike.

  • And then when it's the season to trap, I'll go trapping.

  • So a friend called me, and told me about a lot of pests

  • that were on his property, and just gave me the invitation to

  • come up there and trap.

  • We set the traps really early in the morning, before all the

  • animals wake up.

  • I always had this connection to the outdoors and science,

  • and always seen the two as one and the same.

  • We got something.

  • I think it's actually even better for women to hunt.

  • Because I think--

  • not to be stereotypical or sexist--

  • but I think women are more intuitive.

  • They're just a little quieter.

  • So this guy is small, so he'll fall right out.

  • We have stuff to prove, but there's kind

  • of nothing to prove.

  • Chippy.

  • With guys it's like, I got to prove that I can

  • shoot this big gun.

  • And I got to prove I can catch, like, 45,000 minks this

  • season, and all this stuff.

  • Whereas a women would just be like, I caught a chipmunk and

  • I'm going to put a cherry in its hands and make taxidermy

  • out of it and just be happy.

  • I grew up in Miami, Florida.

  • My parents were pretty conservative.

  • My mom was a biology teacher, which had a huge influence on

  • my love of nature, my love of anatomy.

  • My dad was an accountant.

  • And I think he always wanted me to be a doctor, or a

  • lawyer, or something.

  • And when he found out I wanted to be artist, he was like,

  • well you better be really fucking good.

  • Or else I'll have said I told you so.

  • My family is pretty traditional Hindu in that

  • they're nonviolent.

  • They don't hunt.

  • They don't kill animals.

  • And they're vegetarian.

  • Whoo!

  • Fuck.

  • Oh, so we caught a woodchuck.

  • He's dead.

  • And he's going to turn into a piece of art.

  • So pumped.

  • Such an adrenaline rush.

  • We have to go to the general store and get a bigger cooler.

  • Yeah, I'm OK with killing something and eating it.

  • And I'm actually feeling better about killing something

  • and making art out of it and eating it.

  • Because it seems so much more natural.

  • It seems so much more real.

  • And it's super satisfying when you finally do get to get your

  • hands on something and take it down.

  • It's a huge accomplishment.

  • So end of the trapping day, and I got one big one, which

  • is the biggest thing I'll have mounted, ever.

  • And one little one, which is still pretty awesome,

  • because he's cute.

  • What I'm going to do right now is skin him, take his guts

  • out, and all that.

  • So what I'm going to do is just make a cut right down the

  • back, all the way down here, and just take it apart.

  • I did a lot of dissection in high school.

  • And I was always the kid who was so ready to dissect

  • whatever it was.

  • And this time was dissecting a mouse.

  • I had never dissected a mouse before.

  • I was always really curious about their anatomy and stuff.

  • Because you hear that thing about, their

  • bones are like rubber.

  • They just squeeze into whatever.

  • And I read a bit about taxidermy.

  • I got some books.

  • And then got an X-acto knife and some Borax, and

  • just went at it.

  • I cut this open and was so amazed by its tiny bones, the

  • little world inside its body.

  • It's just fucking fantastic.

  • He's heavy, oh my god.

  • Putting him down.

  • There's that tension and excitement there.

  • But then there's also the thing, the feeling of, I've

  • got to keep my hands steady so I don't fuck this up.

  • It's deeply reflective when you cut something open.

  • You see all of its inner workings.

  • And every time I'm just amazed by this anatomy, and seeing

  • the structure of an animal.

  • You're dealing with death.

  • And death is not pretty.

  • It's not fun.

  • There's nothing really light-hearted about it.

  • What it does is take something that's ended, for whatever

  • reason, and give it a second life, give it a new

  • way to enjoy it.

  • I think it's a lot more healthy if we remember it.

  • Not to dwell on it, but to remember and to memorialize,

  • and to face the reality that is that things and people and

  • stuff dies.

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