The Art of Death: Jamie Roadkill

Road trips are filled with sites of cities, small towns, mountains, trees, and inevitably roadkill. Most times we are grossed out by these severed animal bodies, but Jamie Roadkill sees art.

I stumbled upon her page on Instagram and was instantly infatuated with these golden skeletons I saw all over her page. Born in Pennsylvania, raised in New Jersey, and now residing in Brooklyn this artist creates these pieces to “promote awareness of the stigmas around death and decay, and promote the power of transformation”.

She uses 24k gold to gild over animal skeletons that are roadkill or died of natural causes including Fawns, Coyotes, Raccoons, and more! She turns these, otherwise, nasty dead animals into beauty. These statues are awesome conversational pieces that combat the stigmas of death and dead animals that are usually seen as a nuisance.

Check out her art below and her website JamieRoadKill.Com

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