The Taxidermy Artist
Best known as one-third of 1980s synth-pop band Thompson Twins, Alannah Currie has found a second career with her hobby as a self-dubbed “armchair destructivist." Under the name Miss Pokeno, Currie sculpts art-furniture through a process that is equal parts upholstery and taxidermy. A 2008 exhibit in London included pieces like a red velvet armchair with the back cut away to reveal two stuffed foxes and a chaise lounge with a dead swan adorning the armrest. —Jeff Royer
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