A collection of sculptures made from hand tanned (leather) and taxidermied purdue chickens. The defeathered chicken always seemed like such an awkward form and reminded me of the human body and the awkwardness of people. Taxidermy relates to my childhood growing up in the country.

Sculpture/Taxidermy
Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy Taxidermied Purdue chicken, patch, clothes hanger, string
Piece
2000
Taxidermied Purdue chicken, patch, clothes hanger, string
14" X 8 X 5 36cm X 20 X 13

A store bought Purdue oven stuffer was treated with chemicals and turned into a taxidermied,stuffed leather object. The peace sign symbol was told to me by a Vietnam vet that the soldiers refered to it as "Chicken Tracks" in the war.
Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy
Piece
detail

Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
Breast, Wing, Leg
2002
Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
each piece approx. 8" X 4

Chicken skin taken from the appropriate body part was tanned and made into leather after anatomical body builder poses.
Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
Breast, Wing, Leg
2002
Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
6" X 4 X 1.5 15cm X 10 X 4

Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
Breast, Wing, Leg
2002
Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
2" X 7.5 X 1.5 5.1cm X 19 X 4
Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
Breast, Wing, Leg
2002
Taxidermied chicken parts, thread, pillow fluff
8" X 2 X 1.5 20cm X 5.1 X 4

Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy Taxidermied Purdue chickens
Kama Sutra
2000
Taxidermied Purdue chickens
approx. 11" X 10 28cm X 25

Taxidermied chickens were posed in the various Kama Sutra positions
Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy taxidermied chickens, thread, pillow fluff
Kama Sutra
2000
taxidermied chickens, thread, pillow fluff
approx. 11" X 10 28cm X 25

Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy taxidermied chickens, thread, pillow fluff
Kama Sutra
2000
taxidermied chickens, thread, pillow fluff
approx. 8" X 11 20cm X 28
Jeph Gurecka Sculpture/Taxidermy taxidermied chickens, thread, pillow fluff
Kama Sutra
2000
taxidermied chickens, thread, pillow fluff
approx. 8" X 11 20cm X 28

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