• Jun 14, 2007
Adam Morrigan has taken street slaughter off of England's public roads and into the art gallery with some interesting ideas of what art is. Morrigan has made a name for himself by setting up a road kill hotline so he can get tips on the whereabouts of the best dead mammals. Once he picks them up, he skins them, eats the meat (yeah, we know), turns their skin into leather, and then suspends the stretched hide with man-made fibers within a frame. One of Morrigan's artworks, Absolution and Redemption, uses a fox and hare hide to symbolize our alienation with the natural world. Whatever. You don't see humans hanging out in Lion dens, so these little rodents need to adapt away from the thoroughfare. They run from bears, why not a Silverado?
While we can understand that most would find the thought of eating road kill quite nasty, keep in mind that Morrigan calls the taste of squirrel "nutty", which is a better adjective than we can conjure up for most English cuisine. If you have £35,000 burning a hole in your pocket and a "taste" for natural art, or if you just hit a possum, give Morrigan a call.

[Source: Daily Mail]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      what he didnt eat the roadkill
      jamesnpost
      • 7 Years Ago

      I am so thrilled! I have just found a roadkill Chihuahua which CLEARLY now has the face of The Virgin Of Guadalupe, in her moment of greatest agony. Won't someone please offer the money necessary to enable this great artistic genius to properly mount it for me? (And won't eating that be just like the Sacriment Of Communion, maybe even more holy??)
      mary ann
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would like to see his actual work, Absolution and Redemtion,,and something other than photo in article. He as I understand is not actually killing the creatures, I find other some other works more offensive...I give him credit for thinking "outside the box" to earn a living.
      Death Mongers
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree! Anyone that picks up dead animals off the road and recycles them into food and art is pretty twisted!
      Elizabeth
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a pervert. Well, it's a free country, as long as he isn't purposely hitting them, he isn't hurting anyone...physically. I think I'll go barf now.
      Jim
      • 7 Years Ago
      In what used to be called "the free world," the price we pay for artistic freedom is bad taste. However, this "art" celebrates tragic deaths and belittles the pain of the dead creatures. In our cynical culture, nothing succeeds like cruelty and insensitivity. So concludes the two thousand-year march upward of western civilization.
        Death Mongers
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Jim
        Jim your gay. Bet your from the MidWest, too, where they EAT roadkill and call it Possum Stew!
      mary
      • 7 Years Ago
      There was a book published in the 70's called
      "Flattened Fauna" which had pictures of interesting roadkill. Kind of interesting
      • 7 Years Ago
      roadkill art is different.....why can't we all just embrace new things in life instead of our boring everyday routines
      Death Mongers
      • 7 Years Ago
      That so called 'Artist' needs a shrink. PRONTO!
      Trent
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the good old days... the things you could do with a hammer and a roll of duct tape!
      sher
      • 7 Years Ago
      For those who think he's intentionally hitting the animals, here's his take on it:
      "The whole process of using roadkill is to highlight how we have become alienated from the natural world," Mr Morrigan said today.

      "People leave the animals on the road because they have x number of cars behind them. We don't pick them up, because we have the pressure of our daily lives pushing us forward.

      "But we have this emotional connection to these animals. When we hit one we feel something. We feel bad but if we stop we're confronted with the aftermath of what we have done."

      Here's the whole article:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=461310&in_page_id=1770

      It has pictures of some of his work too.
      dicky white
      • 7 Years Ago
      people will buy anything thats different -- so go for it!!
      oh-- i just smashed a spider that looks like a volkswagon beetle.do i have any offers?
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