Elle Kaye has been practising taxidermy for seven years, and now successfully runs her own company providing luxury and bespoke taxidermy for galleries, interior designers and collectors.
Her practise seeks to evoke a sense of magic through the delicate aesthetic of taxidermy. The respect she returns to the animals ensures they are carefully and modestly posed, as they’re introduced to the art sphere. For a stigmatically macabre profession, Elle is able to retranslate the concept of death with a soft femininity.
With her fine art and sculpture background, her application of these skills helps to inform her modern and clean style. With minimalism taking precedent in her work, Elle feels that because the animal has so much external beauty, it’s crucial not to distract from it. Rather she compliments her taxidermy with simple bases, and delicate attention to detail.
Elle has exhibited alongside Polly Morgan and Damien Hirst and is fast becoming a name to remember in the art world.