Taxidermy Fawn, Mixed Media(hinged roof opens to room inside)
Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in California, Brooke Weston found her creative interest in painting and drawing early in life. Her passion for mixed media sculptures came later and is now her primary artistic focus. Weston's surreal juxtapositions of three-dimensional dioramas encased in taxidermy feature her childhood infatuations with amusement parks, dollhouses and the morbid.
Weston’s work vacillates between the dark, bizarre, and playful. Each piece possesses a radical uniqueness, yet her entire collection embodies the concept of small worlds and environments situated in unconventional entities.
Meticulously composed with remarkable detail, Weston's pieces display refined technical skill combined with a raw and artistic vision. The majority of her work is made from repurposed taxidermy and consists predominately of recycled materials. Combining fantastical and sometimes macabre concepts with elements of nostalgia and whimsy, Weston’s sculptures entertain the viewer while provoking curiosity.
Currently residing in Los Angelas California, Weston has had long-term showings at local galleries and exhibitions out of state.