Usually I’m telling you about some strange museum that no one ever visits. But this time I thought I’d turn things around and share a picture with you that belongs in its own museum. As you try to think of a name for our new museum, let me get busy writing the label. Here’s a rough draft.
Robert Miller (Flickr Photographer/Attorney)
San Antonio Taxidermy Museum, 5 July 2005
“An exploration of the circle of life, Teddie Nugent Jr. symbolizes the birth of a new narrative juxtaposed with dead animal flesh. The warthog, deer and impala are not creatures at random, but connected through a relationship with concrete properties. The animal horns suggest physical pleasures of sexuality, aiding in the possibilities of existence, of a new synthesis. An indeterminate allusion, the father depicts the need for a parenting license, inevitably returning one to nature’s realism, like the hunting license that terminates all of God’s creatures.”