I am a multidisciplinary artist creating anthropomorphic taxidermy using authentic antiques, vintage textiles & relics.
I gather inspiration from folklore, archetypes, mythology and mysticism
while exploring history, culture, migration and fashion.
I aim to create pieces that are macabre yet delightful,
which emit an aesthetic of veneration and awe.
All animal remains used in my work are sourced ethically and conscientiously.
I work solely with invasive species to aid the balance of the fragile native ecosystem and help restore and sustain Australia’s unique flora and fauna.
I re-purpose remains that would otherwise perish and give them an honorary second life.
I acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of the land I live and work on.
I pay my respects to Indigenous cultures, their elders past and present, in Australia and across the world.
My work resides in personal collections and on permanent display in museums
in many corners of our globe.
♥ Lucia Mocnay