Craft & Design


Gomez De Molina has an incredible imagination. He weaves these fantastic creatures into existence from bits and pieces. His taxidermy is whimsical, creative, and yes, illegal. If you look at many of these pieces you may be able to pick out some random parts of endangered species. Purchased off the black market for his work, they ultimately led to his downfall. According to this article at, he plead guilty back in 2012 and was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

What an incredible waste and a shame. His imagery didn’t require the parts to be of exotic animals. He could have probably only used roadkill to create incredible works of art, but instead he chose to support the black market risking the importation of rare diseases and helping those that hunt endangered species.

You can read a bit more about De Molina and see a few more pictures on his website.


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