Artist and naturalist Sarina Brewer recycles the natural into the unnatural, breathing new life into the animals she resurrects. While earning a BFA in 1992 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, she worked predominantly with oil paint and found objects, most of which were animal remains. Early works were shrines to the animals they incorporated, creating final resting places for them. Preparing animal remains for use in her sculpture and abstract paintings slowly evolved into taxidermy over the course of a decade. Sarina is now a licensed taxidermist as well as a prolific artist.
None of the animals used in her work were killed for the purpose of using them in her art. She utilizes salvaged roadkill and discarded livestock, as well as the many animals that are donated to her. A very strict "waste not, want not" policy is adhered to in her studio - virtually every part of the animal is used in some manner.
Sarina Brewer is one of 50 contemporary artists featured in Metamorphosis 2 (beinArt Publishing).