FIONA DEAN: The arrangement of skin
The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh presents The arrangement of skin, an exhibition of taxidermy art by Fiona Dean. Blending science and artistry, Dean showcases a variety of bird species in surprising and unconstrained arrangements.
Dean’s fascination with the process of taxidermy became an artistic calling following training with Scottish taxidermist George Jamieson in 2012. Dean’s specialism is in the creation of conceptual pieces which untangle some of the psychological and biological questions between the fields of taxidermy and art. Her work captures the characteristics of animals, incorporating them conceptually into each piece. She often looks into the mythology and the symbolic meaning of birds and connects this to the work.
Glass cases to house taxidermy are made to order by Honor Dalrymple, graduate of The Chippendale International School of Design, Restoration and Furniture Making as Student of the Year.
All works are available to purchase. For enquiries please contact:
0131 557 4050
Fiona DeanHis Finest Hour, 2019Lady Amherst cock pheasant with antique bird cage in ebonised oak cabinet90 x 60 x 79 cm
Fiona DeanRight to Remain, 2019ring-necked parakeet with antique military binoculars in mirrored case38 x 65 x 55 cm
Fiona DeanDeparted, 2019short-eared owl with antique case and books65 x 70 x 50 cm
Fiona DeanFree Rein, 2019buzzard with antique horse saddle60 x 70 x 110 cm
Fiona DeanTo Love, 2019robin in restored antique frame with domed glass31 x 27 x 4 cm
Fiona DeanTo Cherish, 2019tree sparrow in restored antique frame with domed glass30 x 26 x 4 cm
Fiona DeanTill Death Do Us Part, 2019male and female blackbirds in restored antique frame with domed glass30 x 26 x 4 cm