These taxidermy displays ironically have been shaped by thousands of air rifle BBS. Courtney Timmermans has taken on the meticulous task of recreating this unharmed animal version. Impressive antlers, tusks, beaks and eyes with realistic body sculpting present an Urban Herd in truest form.  Species range from royal maned lion to the traditional moose. Her work is showing at Chicago’s Jean Albano Gallery until August 24.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.