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Taxidermy Gone Awry: A Real Steampunk Turtle

So, yes, that is an actual turtle that has undergone taxidermy and has had its turtle guts scooped out to make way for a bunch of gears and other steampunky-type things. Or, you know… mostly gears.

Lisa Black taxidermy

Steampunk Turtle

To those of you freaked out that artist Lisa Black would create this steampunk turtle “sculpture” with organic parts: I have it on good authority that the turtle led a full, happy life of eating grass and taking forever to get anywhere.

Steampunk Turtle Top

Plus, c’mon… it’s just a turtle, people. It’s not like Lisa made steampunk sculptures out of a duckling or a fawn or anything.


P.S. Baby crocodile.

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5 comments… add one
  • Izandra March 30, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I can’t decide if these are super cool or super creepy. Maybe both.

  • Tiina March 31, 2010, 4:54 am

    That fawn is AMAZING! Totally want it, although it would greatly clash with everything else I own…

  • nickolai March 31, 2010, 11:11 am

    Cool. But let’s not imbue our animalian minions with too much power here…Can no one else foresee steam-punk armies rising up to retaliate for the countless millennia of human gorging, labor exploitation and sheep-f**king?

  • Wiredwizard March 31, 2010, 9:41 pm

    RoboTurtle Lives! My onl question would be where are the gun mounts? ;)

  • tiny_little_dot April 2, 2010, 8:19 pm

    It’s not steampunk but it’s kind of the same idea: Have you seen the taxidermy beaver computer?

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