Man Jailed For Creating Mutant Taxidermy

Guilty of imagining a vivid, strange world that doesn’t exist, and trying to bring it into creation. The Daily Mail writes:

Like a modern day Dr Frankenstein, Enrique Gomez De Molina creates hauntingly stunning hybrid sculptures made from the stuffed parts of dead animals. But it…could land the Miami artist in jail for up to five years and see him forking out $250,000 in fines.

He pleaded guilty to illegally importing parts from endangered species to make his beloved mythical creatures. He smuggled in the parts, skins and remains, from whole cobras, pangolins, hornbills, and the skulls of babirusa and orangutans from areas all over the world including Bali, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and China.

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16 Comments on "Man Jailed For Creating Mutant Taxidermy"

  1. Ken Gordhamer | Dec 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm |

    Umm, he wasn’t jailed for “creating mutant taxidermy”, he was jailed for illegally importing parts of endangered animals.  It’s misleading headlines like this that create the specter of propaganda.

  2. Ken Gordhamer | Dec 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm |

    Umm, he wasn’t jailed for “creating mutant taxidermy”, he was jailed for illegally importing parts of endangered animals.  It’s misleading headlines like this that create the specter of propaganda.

    • DeepCough | Dec 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm |

      Hey, those animals were endangered, and therefore, going to die out anyway. This guy was just making sure their valuable parts didn’t go to complete waste. Alas, the plight of the artist.

    • The Avant Garde Brian Dennehy | Dec 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm |

      I agree with you entirely, I still find myself haven’t to add a mental correction that it wasn’t just the creation of mutant taxidermy, due to some bizarre law that doesn’t even exist apparently.
      A torrent of this has to be bad for the brain.

  3. DeepCough | Dec 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm |

    Hey, those animals were endangered, and therefore, going to die out anyway. This guy was just making sure their valuable parts didn’t go to complete waste. Alas, the plight of the artist.

  4. work of art.

  5. work of art.

  6. The Avant Garde Brian Dennehy | Dec 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm |

    I agree with you entirely, I still find myself haven’t to add a mental correction that it wasn’t just the creation of mutant taxidermy, due to some bizarre law that doesn’t even exist apparently.
    A torrent of this has to be bad for the brain.

  7. These things are fucking beautiful. Good art is above the law. Damn the man.

  8. JohnFrancisBittrich | Dec 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm |

    These things are fucking beautiful. Good art is above the law. Damn the man.

  9. BurgManJR | Dec 24, 2011 at 5:09 am |

    Wow who lets this jacobsloan guy post??  He’s more misleading than faux news… as Ken said he wasnt jailed for creating mutant taxidermy, he was jailed for importing parts of endangered animals, and possibly having them killed to obtain said parts….   =====:D – – –  >’ )    <—-JacobSloan

  10. BurgManJR | Dec 24, 2011 at 1:09 am |

    Wow who lets this jacobsloan guy post??  He’s more misleading than faux news… as Ken said he wasnt jailed for creating mutant taxidermy, he was jailed for importing parts of endangered animals, and possibly having them killed to obtain said parts….   =====:D – – –  >’ )    <—-JacobSloan

  11. Anarchy Pony | Dec 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm |

    Misleading as all hell. Come on Jacob!

  12. Anarchy Pony | Dec 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm |

    Misleading as all hell. Come on Jacob!

  13. Jin (仁) | Dec 27, 2011 at 2:09 am |

    because i know you are being cheeky, liked:P

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