You can throw a rock at the internet and hit a big pile of steampunk. But Ron Pippin has taken steampunk-styled art to a new level with taxidermy.
Each piece is so incredibly detailed that it looks like his creations could come to life, or back to life as it were.
His horse sculpture has brass hydraulics intertwined with bone and sinew to make an real looking bionic horse that could gallop out of some warped 1930’s steampunk stable.
It’s quite a bizarre art, and though I don’t think I could do it myself (I don’t even like touching raw chicken) I’m glad someone out there is doing it.
His other taxidermy is fascinating too, like the spooky marmot below.
[Via Ron Pippin]