'Do You Hear What I Hear?'
(born Canada, 1979)
19th-century taxidermy fox, cast gold-plated maggots
Collection of R20th Century Gallery and Black Swan, New York
'Taxidermy seeks to preserve life by celebrating death,' the goldsmith Kelly McCallum wrote. 'It is a strange half life, a suspension, an illusion.' Her gold-plated embellishments to this old taxidermy fox simultaneously draw attention to life and death.