A creative traveling art installation that drew viewers in—then stunned them as they realized what they were actually looking at.
I think this is very cleverly done, the soft pale wax shows such vulnerability, every single pin a cutting point of pain. From a distance they look beautiful, the ‘fur’ looks soft, like velvet, but close up, if one will take a look, there is a far, far darker side, it represents the fur trade well, people do not want to watch fur-farm videos, they want to ignore all that business and look fashionable, whilst finding ‘bunnies’ all cute and sweet, so here are some sweet looking animals to draw them in, until reality bites. Being vegan I feel exactly the same about leather as I do fur. It isn’t a by-product because we don’t need to kill and eat them in the first place. It is greed, ignorance, the sticking of fingers in ears and the tantrums of giant children who want. That is the key, they WANT. They do not need. The tags below provide links to alternatives, and there are now, many, many excellent ones.
This is the original link, given to me by the lovely Emy –
Tags – Needles and Pins, The Leather issue, Fabulous Fake Fur, Ideal leather alternatives Choices to be made “We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” – William Ralph Inge- Outspoken Essays (1922).