Wisconsin based ,Kelly Jelinek combines art with beautiful upholstery
to create her colorful and unique animal sculptures. Kelly Jelinek : “When I was a child, I spent most of my time with my nose in fairy tale books. I absolutely marveled how the impossible was made possible in those stories: animals could talk, trees could move, and the most mundane of objects could become something magical and important. I wished that real life was like a fairy tale.
This longing that I had as a child has stayed with me through the years, and I find that I am constantly trying to make “real life” more magical and extraordinary through the artwork that I create. The faux taxidermy art that I create is a great example of this: something traditional and commonplace is transformed into something new and exciting. I find that this quote from Edgar Allen Poe pretty much sums up everything that I am about: “There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.”