Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE, º1977)

Taxonomic trophies
assemblages, wood, trophy plate, brass nameplate, 2005-ongoing
Collection Verbeke Foundation

Taxonomic Trophies is a growing collection of branches, saved and presented as endangered or extinct species. The collection includes ‘trophies’ from among others: Birmingham (GB), Death Valley, Malibu and Grand Canyon (VS), Tajimi (Japan), Rotterdam and Almere (NL), Chaumont devant Damvillers (FR), Tbilisi (Georgië), Xiamen en Shanghai (China) and Ghent. Vandeneynde ‘hunts’ for antlers and moves them to his studio.