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Category Archives: Animal Stuffing
Yesterday morning, I exploded with glee when I realized our Pyongyang Too book had been covered in the wonderful Drawn & Quarterly -- a whopping year ago! Now if that wasn't good enough, yesterday was also the release of the new issue of CityWeekend magazine, their back page a very fun article devoted to WooLand, me, ...
The taxidermy school days ended as they began: just plain weird. On day seven, Teacher Liu defrosted four squirrels, patchy black and white rodents frozen together in a block of ice. They looked a little like they were caught spooning in an ice storm. But as they defrosted, and we worked on them, their hair fell ...
Mr Zhou's a generous man. He loves to hand out smokes. As Michelle and I were working on our sheep heads, he shoved pre-lit cigarettes in our mouths. "Smoke," he insisted, in his thick northern accent, then pounded from the room. There we were: fags in mouths, scalpels in hands, like real professionals. Later, I ...
Day One started with flaying a dog, and Day Two started with flaying a baby dog. So when day three started with Teacher Liu saying, over breakfast, "I think you'll do a sheep's head today," I cheered with glee. I almost spilled my bowl of fresh soy milk & nescafe. Little did I realize, ...
That first day was a trial. We'd flayed a dog's legs, and worked the bones from the feet. But that was nothing compared to the second. "We've got two squirrels for you this morning," Teacher Liu said at breakfast. I was thrilled -- a squirrel sounded like something I could do all of, myself. But when ...
"Was he killed?" asked Xiao Li, as he was carefully slicing around the ear, trying to get at the tendon inside. "No," said Teacher Liu. "He just died a few days ago." "Died of what?" "I don't know. Don't ask me." "He must have died of something." "He just died. He was old. Really old." "Was he a pet?" "Yes. But he's ...
Woo and I have long shared a love of stuffed animals, so it's time to make it true. This morning, we're driving off to Songzhuang Artists Village with two lads from Harbin for a 10-day taxidermist training workshop. A couple of Woo's preview snaps, from our visit last weekend. I just hope my stomach ...