Duck Fan

This limited edition art work by Sebastián Errázuriz Infante features a taxidermy duck mounted in a diving position and facing a custom-designed industrial fan. When the machine’s propeller is turned on, the animal’s small white feathers shiver from the resulting gust of wind. For a few seconds, the viewer fears that the duck’s delicate feathers are going to fly off completely. The duck’s continuous silent resistance steals a smile and reminds the viewer that ducks fly against the wind everyday.



Text and images taken from designer’s own page:

Duck Lamp


Rescued from the trash can of an old taxidermy museum, a taxidermy bird with a broken neck is given a new life and is reconstructed to become an iconic classic. The Duck Lamp explores the border between the sculptural and functional qualities of both art and design. Chilean born artist and designer Sebastián Errázuriz Infante explains his experience during the creative process:
“I was actually afraid of the public’s reaction when I first presented the Duck Lamp. Taxidermy wasn’t a trend yet and I didn’t want to be considered a freak, but felt compelled to make it. Somehow it made sense to me and to my surprise when I presented it in a gallery, it seemed to make some weird, unconscious, fucked up sense to other people too. It apparently felt familiar, beautiful, terrible, and funny at the same time.”


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