Fauxidermy Roe Deer in textiles
Collect from gallery £585
Including UK delivery £615
Height from tip of antlers, (which are real) to base of sculpture 70cm
Width from tips of ears 31 cm
Hand made in Mid Wales.
Lying some where between the rolling Monmouthshire countryside and the wild dramatic lofty peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park is Helly’s workshop….. a tiny stables on an old dairy farm.
She looks to her surroundings and the rich literary history of Welsh myth and folklore for the inspiration in creating textile taxidermy sculptures aptly named Fauxidermy.
The small, elegant roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) is reddish brown in colour during summer but becomes grey, pale brown or even black in winter. The tail is very small and there is a large white rump patch, which becomes less obvious or even absent during winter. Males are larger than females and have short antlers, usually with three points. The antlers are shed from October to January, and the new pair, which begins to grow immediately are covered in ‘velvet’, furred skin that supplies blood to the growing antlers.