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What-Is-It Solved

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Please click on this image for a larger view of this thing.

As noted here yesterday, the above body is on display as a “Chupacabras” in Dave’s Pawn Shop in downtown El Paso, Texas.

The origins of the What-Is-It? that rests comfortably in that pawn shop has been solved. It is a creative taxidermy piece produced by Sarina Brewer, an artist well-known for her rogue creations. The following photographs, from her Custom Creature Taxidermy website, is her “Chupacabra” (sic), showing all its angles.

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Thanks to research conducted by a Cryptomundo reader Robert Dolan, in revealing this obvious connection.

Sarina Brewer is an internationally recognized artist, who uses a mixture of donated deceased animals, animal parts, recycled road kill, and non-animal materials for linkages.

In the small world department, Brewer was one of the exhibitors (along with several other artists and me, the lone full-time cryptozoologist) in the show, “Cryptozoology Out Of Time Place Scale” at the Museum of Art, Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and the H & R Block Artspace in Kansas City, Missouri, last year. Brewer critically acclaimed “rogue taxidermy” was shown in the exhibition, via her “Unicorn, 2005″ and “Northwoods Chimera, 2004″ contributions.

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The above two photographs of Sarina Brewer’s exhibits at Bates College, 2006, were taken by Michelle Souliere of Strange Maine.

Link: http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/what-is-it2/