Mortifera

Mortifera (Latin: dead/deadly animals) is an ongoing series with approximately 30 different species to date. These pieces are the reconfiguration of common animals into mutant or hybrid creatures. Some are purely animal, using a Frankensteinian approach of multiple parts from different donors, while others are the possible results of crossbreeding between animal/flora. Blending traditional science and fantasy it is difficult to discern whether they are extinct animals undiscovered from the past or the future of animals to come. Existing in a netherworld of what is possible or possibly lost, these new species, constructed from remnants of the dead, present a somber view of a failing planet, but also remind us of the transient, ephemeral quality of nature.