Monday, 28 March 2011

Zoomorphic Collection - Emma Hawkins

 Emma Hawkins, passionate taxidermist was co-curator of the 2010 Hawkins Zoomorphic Collection exhibit in London. Put together in association with her father J.B. Hawkins, a 40-year-veteran of the antique industry, the collection contains over 200 animal objects, from hummingbird jewelry to a bull head snuff box. Here Emma shows off some prime examples of functional and entertaining taxidermy that has lasted into the 21st century.

Now that I saw the video, and I would like to know where and when this take/has taken place.
Hopefully I am going to find more about it.
Emma Hawkins is very enthusiatic about those object, and i wish i saw this incredible animal collection. She has a shop in London that I need to have a look at!,
"With its mixture of taxidermy and curios, Emma's shop, Hawkins & Hawkins, is a miniature Natural History Museum-cum-props cupboard. Her aim was to recreate a Victorian cabinet of curiosities; a room set aside for collections of scientific or cultural interest, covering anything from fossils to stuffed animals and natural history drawings" says the Independant. fifteen years ago lol-hopefully the shop still exist !
Some images picked up from her website. Looking at her website, i feel a bit uncomfortable and sad for those poor animals.but I still want to have a look at her shop.

Early Elephant stick stand, with Ceylonese wood carved top. Circa 1900.

An unusual example of the modern with old: a Victorian polished turtle shell, on a later jewellery box, made by Stephen Owen. Circa 1970.

Hawkins & Hawkins, 201 Westbourne Grove, London W11 (0171-221 5218). Wed-Sat 10.30-5pm.

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