Owl pellets, penis bones, and taxidermy, oh my! Ha! This episode is packed full of Sharon and Katie’s own special brand of weirdness. Don’t be shocked, the words “taxidermied critters” are actually in the Two Artsy Gals theme song, you knew this episode was coming eventually. And here it is! And The Gals are ridiculously excited about it! So yeah… we are up way too late so we are going to try and keep this short and sweet.
Obviously The Gals talk about bones and taxidermy today (duh) and there are a few links you were promised during the episode… first things first… let’s talk owl pellets. You can find them on American Science and Surplus and as much as we love this site, they are a bit over priced here. However, we think you need to be aware of this site so we are giving you a link anyway, we will even link directly to the owl pellets page. http://www.sciplus.com/s?sStr=owl+pellets&x=0&y=0
There are many educational and informational pages on owl pellets out there on the interwebz and we encourage you to do your own research, but here is a good article about dissecting them for you to start with http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/dissecting-owl-pellets. And here is another site you can purchase owl pellets on that has a good deal of instructional and educational material available as well. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/dissecting-owl-pellets. No go find some tiny awesome bones!
As far as the penis bones, it may interest you to know that humans are one of the very few mammals that don’t sport penis bones! (Thank the fucking gods… Am I right, or am I right???) Technically they are called baculum, but why in the hell would we say that when we could be saying penis bone? Just because we are all about education around here… and we love the subject of penis bones, here is a video about baculum. Penis bone… Penis.
So in addition to talking about the above subject matter, Sharon and Katie also talked a lot about art using bones and taxidermy in mixed media art work. Though both Gals do occasionally do this themselves, they talked about some artists who are masters of these subjects and we are super excited to share these wonderful artists with you!
First and foremost, go check out Rogue Taxidermy to learn a little about what they do as our first artist is a founding member of that group. Then go check out the amazing and magical taxidermy of artist Sarina Brewer, she will blow your ever lovin’ mind! We swear!
Now that your mind has been blown, pick up all the pieces and prepare for more mind blowing as you look at the crazy-cool art of Jessica Joslin. We are a little obsessed with her work and routinely FB stalk her to see what she is up to and what she is working on. This is truly beautiful work that is done with found animal bones and antique brass work.
Someday when Katie wins the lottery or hits the big time, she will have a house full of both of these artist’s works. Until then, she can always saver her pennies and drool.
Hmmm… Are we forgetting something? I feel like we are forgetting something. No? Oh well, if you know what we are forgetting, or if you have any questions/comments about this episode, you can email the gals at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also email us if you know of some amazing artist that we didn’t mention or that you feel we should know about.
Next week the gals will be back to talk about sewing, so until then… make some cool shit, yo!