Sarina Brewer is a sculpture artist who works primarily in animal remains.
Capricorn (Credit: Sarina Brewer)
A taxidermy artist with a flair for the unusual, I first spotted Brewer’s work in the February issue of BUST magazine. Since then, I’ve seen her mentioned in Hi-Fructose, BoingBoing, San Francisco Chronicle, and loads of other places.
“I call it art, you can call it whatever you want.” Sarina Brewer
As a child, Brewer collected fossils, rocks, bones and other natural treasures on her cousin’s farm. Years later, she began incorporating road kill into oil paintings, which evolved into her study of taxidermy. When asked by Delfin Vigil of the San Francisco Chronicle, where she gets the materials for her sculptures now, she responded, “The animals that I use are road kill, discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade or died of natural causes. None of the animals I use are hunting trophies or were killed for the purpose of using them in my art. A strict “waste not, want not” policy is adhered to in my studio. Virtually every part of the animal is used in some way. I think of it as recycling. I figure why not make art out of something that would otherwise go to waste?”
The artist in her studio