Gallery: ECO FUR GRAFFITI: Fur Crimes

 

Neozoon, is the singular form of a species of animal introduced to an area by humans. It is also the name of a  artist who is re-populating urban areas with animals made from old fur coats. We’ve seen this striking kind of graffiti before from Inhabitat favorite Edina Tokodi, but the use of recycled fur adds another layer of irony. There is a suggestion that in this time of ecological change, the ghosts of fur-coats past have returned to reclaim their original habitats.

According to PETA, about 30 percent of fur sold in the US is from wild-caught game. Once caught, the animals are kept in cramped cages, and many are poisoned before being skinned. The artists’ website depicts silhouettes and wall upholstering in Paris and Berlin, with animal forms ranging from house cats to foxes. In each piece of artwork, the fur shape is both a subtle change and a shock to the system. We love this kind of design-burly, unique, paradigm-shifting stuff. It gives us the strange desire to cuddle a wall.

+ Neozoon

via Beautiful Crime and notcot

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4 Comments

  1. zagaberoo March 6, 2009 at 1:05 am

    @rebekkap:

    I agree heartily. Thanks for reminding us all that nothing in this world is truly black and white.

  2. herpdurp March 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    @rebekkap

    -Ever heard of trap, neuter, release? No mass slaughter of foxes or any other “pest” animal needs to take place to diminish the population. Oh and btw–the rabbits that the foxes eat are the bigger pest in Australia…

    -Homeless people who have no money and need to keep warm should be wearing “vintage fur” and the like. You can afford organic and green clothing, they can’t.

  3. rebekkap February 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Oh come on, “fur is murder” is such a simplistic statement.

    I’m in Australia, where foxes are an enormous pest – and clearly they should never have been introduced in the first place, but they were, and they kill the native wildlife. So the government has a bounty on them – they’re shot by farmers and the govt pays per tail.

    So what happens to the rest of the fox? In one case, it made me a very lovely fur scarf/neckwarmer. Fox died anyway – do you seriously think it’s better for its fur to go into landfill, and for me to buy something artificial – and probably shipped 1000s of miles? Or should we use the fox’s lovely fur, since it had to die anyway?

    I would never, ever, remotely consider buying farmed fur, but vintage fur? Or something that’s a feral pest? It’s better than fake fur made of petrochemicals. It’s keeping something out of landfill. And it’s beautifully warm.

  4. Opel February 9, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Excellent fur is murder

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