Prey is the work of Los Angeles-based taxidermist and artist, Allis Markham. She believes that no part of nature should go to waste. Her specimens are collected legally after natural or unavoidable death, hunted for sustenance or are nuisance animals; these deaths are not related to the art. She discloses each animals origins to the buyer and welcomes each client to shop according to their own ethical standards.
Allis strives to create taxidermy that is biologically accurate, structurally sound and perserved for all time. Each piece is created with premium materials and is individually tanned by Allis. Her creations speak to individuals who enjoy a sense of history, biology and sometimes even a playful sense of humor.
Allis attended the Advanced Taxidermy Training Center in Montana, assisted Timothy Bovard of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and is currently working at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles full-time.
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