Racks and Rifles
One aspect unifies all branches of taxidermy. It strives to create the appearance of life in that which is unequivocally dead. And the life represented is always eternally stilled, whether or not it bears its fangs, whether or not it seems to be sniffing the air, or about to step a foot down lightly. It is frozen. Antelope, elk, wolves, cougars, in life these things wander or migrate; they range, which is to be defined by transience, movement between places that can provide sustenance. Perhaps that is what this land demanded. In some ways, the idea of building a town on the Laramie Plains is ...
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