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.
My work is on permanent display in museums in Australia, Korea, Canada & America and is in personal collections in Australia, Europe and America.
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 all across the world.
♥ Lucia Mocnay