Curious Kanna

I am Kanna Ingleson, enthusiastic collector of top-end, unusual taxidermy in West London, UK. I believe that curiosity and collaboration are cool.

It started with an ordinary, one-eyed cased fish 6 years ago. Today my home resembles a natural history warehouse, and that's exactly how I like it.

I am the proud custodian of numerous pieces from the golden era of Victorian taxidermy. And that's why I can never claim that my collection has been ethically sourced. I can however state with certainty that I am not a fan of hunting and don't believe in killing for the sole purpose of taxidermy.

To see my collection of taxidermy and natural history curiousities, follow me on www.instagram.com/curiouskanna

Photo by Katherine Edden

 

#Taximag

I am the founder of #taximag, a quarterly magazine featuring the people who make up the vibrant taxidermy scene in the UK and Europe. 

It looks at the collections, the creative work and the personalities that form part of this magnificent sub-culture. 

To sign up for #taximag news and updated, go to www.hashtag-taximag.com.

ONLINE: Have a look at #taximag online: www.issuu.com/taximag

PRINT: #taximag is for sale on ebay in a contemporary and compact A5 format.

If you would like to be featured in #taximag, if you have any good ideas, or if you fancy being a contributor, please email me on hello@curiouskanna.com

#Taximag cover photo by Katherine Edden

Taxidermy Revival

I blame Damien Hirst. No, not his foray into formaldehyde, but his bold £1-million offer to save the entire Walter Potter collection shortly before bits of it ended up in a living room near you.

Love it or loathe it, that's probably when taxidermy was firmly planted in the public domain after which it quickly entered the UK mainstream. You can tell that for certain by the stuffed creatures that routinely make up the window dressing of city shops (like the fine example on the left) and that adorn suburban lives.

As with all things, timing has been critical. A renewed interest in all things analogue, an appreciation for real, practiced skill, our ever present need to be different, and the rise of crap telly have all helped turn the recent resurgence into a full-on revival.

Long may it continue.

Curious Kanna's Instagram

Would love this to be from the 1992 spill. #wishfulthinking
Beautiful hand painted cufflinks from my very clever friend over at @putrifiedcorpse  I can't wait to get the white shirts out again.
Cool fake watch found on the foreshore yesterday.,still running.
Naturally preserved piglet. Usually found inside mother pig after death.
Bezoars! Or bovine hairballs.
Mortician makeup. Believe it or not, I have 4 more including lip filler and peach tint.
Gotta love the weird stuff.
Small mammals are Robert Reed's thing. Here's one of them. @sussextaxidermy
Welcome to Kent.
Sleep raccoon commission by @sussextaxidermy
Pair of squirrels £99 including UK postage.
£62 for the fox, Uk postage included.
You don't see this every day. This is a beautiful skin mount by @sussextaxidermy Follow him and see what else is on his workbench.
Stunning new piece by my friend @sussextaxidermy His work is for sale and more affordable than you might think.
My best Bellarmine face to date. #findsrefound
Not found by me, but by a very clever mudlarki. Pipe bowl from Greenwich. #findsrefound
Thanks to the Shaw-Bshaws for this magnificent candle trio wedding present @monicashaw @houseofbshaw
My very clever friend Steven over at @hogweedpotsnprints created this wonderful drawing to commemorate our wedding. Thanks so much to you and Dan x
Look @rznagle The bits fit together!
Hello London! It's been a while.

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