Originally Posted by slaughters
P.S. I suggest that you do some research on Natalia Edenmont
Did that. Though "jollies" is hardly a very exact term, I gathered that you used it to mean something more than a satisfaction on a job well done. I couldn't find anything pointing to that direction.
Thing is, the artist's job is doing art. Perversions are a hobby. You might enjoy your job, but I've yet to meet anyone with a job he or she loves and enjoys as much as they do their hobbies. Or perversions. If you make a profession out of your beloved hobby, you'll pretty soon notice the romance wearing quite thin. So, in my mind, someone who gets "jollies" out of killing and mutilating animals would most probably do it on their free time.
What's interesting is that Edenmont seems to have created quite serious ripples with photographs, not actual animal remains. Here's Begemot:
There were images of other animals in vases as well. Maybe the point is that you could do this stuff with Photoshop and not kill the animals. If the artist would be quite smart, she would
Photoshop them and then claim that she killed them. Instant controversy without all the gruesome bits, really avant garde too.
But that's probably not to be.
This is a quote from a deviantart forum I found while googling:
There's an artist, Nathalia Edenmont, who kills cats, mice, doves, RABBITS, and other animals, mutilates their bodies, and then takes their photographs.
It'd be hilarious if it wasn't such an apt example of the prevailing double standards. Go ahead, kill cats, mice, doves and other animals, just make sure you don't touch the RABBITS!