I have always been fascinated by the animal kingdom and nature. It fascinates me that humankind has the desire to document, preserve, examine, exhibit, and integrate this beauty in the artificial life of humans. My journey started with pursuing my studies in visual art at HKU and obtained a Masters in art policy and management from the University of Utrecht. Today, I am a taxidermist and educator with a deep affinity for interior design and styling.
I am passionate about my craft and continuously seek opportunities to learn and grow. I love traveling and meeting other people from around the world, as it allows me to exchange knowledge, discover new techniques, materials and styles.
While taxidermy has a scientific function, I also see my mounted birds as statement pieces designed to be displayed in living spaces and elevate them. For me, taxidermy is about capturing beauty and life in my work. Each piece is meticulously crafted, and I pay great attention to detail to ensure that every feather, expression, and natural pattern is preserved with precision.
My vision is to go beyond traditional taxidermy and create pieces that not only celebrate the natural world but also evoke a sense of wonder and respect. I believe that by showcasing the beauty of nature through art, we can foster a deeper connection between viewers and wildlife. Ethical sourcing and conservation are at the forefront of my practice, this plays a vital role in my artistic vision. I am dedicated to obtaining my birds responsibly.
When it comes to interior I’m inspired by the fantastic materials nature has to offer. I can’t think of a home without the allure of marble, organic warmt of wood, vitally of plants and collectibles like gems and fossils. I’m seeking for an atmosphere that breaths this exotic vacation feeling and therefore like to collect treasures from all corners of the world.
2018 Masterclass Taxidermy – Peter Sunesen | Copenhagen, Denmark |
2014-2015 Master of Arts Policy and Management |
University Utrecht | Utrecht |
2013-2014 Pre-master of Arts Policy and Management | University Utrecht | Utrecht |
2008-2012 Bachelor of Fine Art and Design in Education | Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht