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About The Artist

Cole Webster 

My work at the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA, 2019) focused on bringing the essence and beauty of nature into curated spaces, and creating fascination and curiosity for each viewer. Working on collection based installations, I became interested in the art of taxidermy with a focus on birds and waterfowl. 

To learn this art from a master, I completed a course of study with Troy Rose of the Artistic School of Taxidermy in Kooskia, Idaho and received a certificate in Waterfowl, Gamebirds and Habitat. I learned to treat each specimen with the respect and care that both the piece and the client deserve. 

The mission of my taxidermy practice is to create specimens that are both true to nature and that capture the essence of the animal in an artistic manner that amplifies it to its highest form.

My long term goals are to grow my skills to become an expert in taxidermy, as well as to  complete advanced education in museum studies and to become a curator of natural science museum collections with a focus in ornithology.