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Sleeping Beauties
Shining a new light on taxidermy
Feature 10 Jan 2019

Artist, Lake District
Does taxidermy always have to have a gothic, dark and kind of sad touch? The more British artist Harriet Horton got into taxidermy, the more vulgar it appealed to her: Stuffed animals in antique shops were shot and stuffed, macho-owned trophies with lost aesthetic. Still those creatures fascinated Horton and she decided to go her own way by rearranging them as art installations, positioned on marble and bathed in neon lit.Tired of the traditional presentation, her signature style combines contemporary lighting to the ancient art of taxidermy and proves us the beauty of finiteness.
Harriet Horton - Ivan Ruberto
In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
artists can exist more independently away from galleries than ever before
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
35
Harriet Horton, Suzanne And I, 2015
Perfect working outfit…
I’m rarely out of black jeans, black jumper and a cap
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
A miniature perspex box, it’s approx 100mm x 100mm. My friend has an obsession with miniature things, this was a very important purchase
Harriet Horton - BluePink Prawn - 2018
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Kate Bush – Symphony in Blue
PJ Harvey – The Garden
Tommy James – Crimson And Clover
David Bowie – TVC15
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You first post on Instagram…
A selfie, embarrassingly
Your art world muses…
Bioluminescent sea life
An Aborted Beginning
Art world person I would love to have lunch with…
Chris Cunningham
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Michaela Yearwood-Dan!
octopus

Instagram:@harrietdhorton
Images via Harriet Horton

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