Enrique Gomez de Molina Arrested after Frankenstein Taxidermy
Enrique Gomez de Molina: Chuck Testa Meets Spliced
Miami artist Enrique Gomez de Molina was arrested for illegally importing the body parts of endangered animals, which he used to create taxidermy sculptures. Think of Spliced, as reimagined by Chuck Testa.
According to his website (see link above), de Molina says that his work is intended to draw attention to the need to protect fragile species, yet he became part of the problem.
Enrique Gomez de Molina acknowledged importing the parts of animals such as:
- slow loris
- Java kingfisher
Enrique Gomez de Molina faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for selling his taxidermy sculptures.
Enrique Gomez de Molina had recently exhibited his work at Art Miami 2011, and had recently sold two pieces for around $100,000. You can see an interview with de Molina below.