Rogue taxidermy
July 19, 2007 6:17 PM   Subscribe

Nate Hill is a rogue taxidermist. He collects raw materials from some nasty places, and creates new, better animals from them. Now he has a bigger project. Then there is his TV show, Chop, chop.
posted by nowonmai (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy shit. I will no longer ask where Jonathan Coulton gets his ideas.
posted by maudlin at 6:43 PM on July 19, 2007


Rogue taxidermist? Bah, he's an amateur compared to...
posted by wendell at 6:55 PM on July 19, 2007


I know a local artist I try to patronize as much as possible, who does something similar, combining multiple insects into unusual hybrids. I'll see if I can't dig up some pics of his more interesting creations.
posted by nomisxid at 7:40 PM on July 19, 2007


ferg of seattle

no good closeups of his animal creations though. =(
posted by nomisxid at 7:44 PM on July 19, 2007


I know a local artist I try to patronize as much as possible

Yeah, I also try my best to be patronizing to this artist: "Oh, hi Nate! Working on those little animal projects, still? How cute! No, I'm sure it's fun! You know, maybe there's some money in it, you never know, ha ha! What a fun idea!"

Also: hey there, nowonmai! You must be the guy I see in the elevator from time to time and refer to in my mind as "that British metal gentleman".
posted by Greg Nog at 8:01 PM on July 19, 2007


So much for Internet anonymity.
posted by nowonmai at 8:13 PM on July 19, 2007


Eh, it was never worth preserving anyway. I appreciate the links, though! I've never actually seen Nate's work, and it's positively lovely.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:15 PM on July 19, 2007


That top image in the "new, better animals" link is a Yeti Crab. It would be interesting to ask Nate how he came up with that idea.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:19 PM on July 19, 2007


My great grampa was a rogue taxedermist.

He traveled all fifty states gathering assorted animal parts and painstakingly composing strange articles of fauna. My great-grandma fell in love with him, when, as a ripe young debutante, she caught sight of him running through the country club dinning hall holding aloft an armadillo with the wings of a California condor. He was screaming, "I am a new, better god and I will create a new, better world."

They had sixty glorious years of marriage before dying within ten days of each other. My father and his brothers carefully sliced and diced and stictched their corpses into a magnificent serpent of human love.
posted by bookish at 9:36 PM on July 19, 2007 [4 favorites]




This just seems wrong, although I do like Damien Hirst.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:50 PM on July 19, 2007


Nate used to work in the video store near my house in Tallahassee. He was pleasant enough, but mumbled a lot. I always thought of him as a hack (no punn intended) because the 'rewriting-the-bible' and 'cutting-up-dead-animals' things smack of shock-value.

Next time I see him I'll have to tell him he's Meta-famous.
posted by Pecinpah at 5:10 AM on July 20, 2007


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posted by Faint of Butt at 8:18 AM on July 20, 2007


Since no one has added this yet: WTF?
posted by Big_B at 8:29 AM on July 20, 2007


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