|panthera leo (cowardly lion)|
Speaking of Illustration Departments, I haven't yet mentioned that I am the new caretaker of the Wunderkammer, Montserrat College of Art's Natural Science collection. I'm trying to do right by my mentor, Elissa Della-Piana, and really cultivate a useful teaching library. In my cataloging I've found some really interesting items:
- An articulated human foot
- A taxidermy head of Paradisaea apoda, the Greater bird-of-paradise
- A fawn's skull
- A human sternum in a velvet-lined box
I found it on Block Island in 2008, but misidentified it as some sort of shell. Turns out, it's the tympanic bone from Physeter macrocephalus, the Sperm whale.
Anyway, more soon! I'm involved with a new project that I'll fill you in on soon. I'll just say that it involves pig intestines and masks.