Above is my finished sculpture. I used miniature crystal bowls and a wine glass to display a nest like setting. The two bowls represent an embryonic sac and a nest. To create this, I used tights and cotton wool to link to the comfort element, I then use Clingfilm to make a transparent seal that would work as the embryonic sac. The wine glass is used to display the rats in a luxurious style but also link to the idea of consumption. Due to being unable to preserve the decaying flesh the piece doesn’t emit the purity and `aesthetics I initially desired however the decaying flesh adds to the organic nature of taxidermy.
closer looking in artist statement below