'Nasutamanus' balancing elephant installation by French artist Daniel Firman. Part of the exhibition entitled “The Circus as a Parallel Universe” showing from the of May through the of September 2012 at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna.
‘Celebrated and self-trained, Tampa Bay-based taxidermy artist Juan Cabana has been delighting and disturbing audiences with his strange, lifeless life-forms since 2001. Mermaids are his special fascination, but he presents many variations on this theme. Among the other sinister sea monsters conceived in his workshop: a Cyclops known as ‘Omi’; a massive mammalian-jawed monstrosity, ’Stranded’; a skull-faced manfish called ‘Nereus’; and a winged sea faerie, ‘Oceanic Pixy’.’