Cheryl K. Shurtleff
Taxidermiphobia
2007
charcoal on paper
68 inches x 50 inches
The animals in Taxidermiphobia are drawn from taxidermy specimens in the famous habitat dioramas of the Natural History Museum in New York City. In Taxidermiphobia the animals are aware of their plight. These creatures realize they are hunted for the entertainment of humans. They (as we should be) are afraid.