By: Sloane Hughes
Everyone has hobbies, whether it ‘s stamp collecting or gardening or birdwatching, we ‘ve all got our own things that help us stay sane through our 9 to 5 ‘s. Personally I ‘m into pretty standard stuff like drawing and videogames, but some hobbies are a little more, um, out there than others. Practicing magic tricks, for example. Or collecting those freaky dead-eyed porcelain dolls. Or taxidermying animal parts into household items and Frankenstein-esque figurines.
Taxidermy is already an exceedingly weird hobby to get into, but 24-year-old Jack Devaney takes it a step (or a couple hundred steps) further. Using a combination of actual animal parts, doll limbs, household items, and an assortment of whatever the hell else he feels like, he creates some truly, truly nightmarish shit. But don ‘t worry, he takes some of the horror out of his work by adorning most of his pieces with googly eyes. And really, how terrifying can anything with googly eyes be?
Hmmm, still pretty terrifying, actually.
So, yeah. That ‘s a toaster. Inside a rabbit. With googly eyes.
Devaney got the inspiration for this particular piece when he saw a toaster at a supermarket and thought to himself, “I bet I could fit that inside a rabbit, ‘ y ‘know, as one does upon seeing a small appliance. He made sure to cut the plug off of the toaster, which is great because fire safety is definitely the most concerning thing about this.
Devaney posts his creations to his own subreddit, most of which look like things that Sid from Toy Story would buy in a heartbeat.
But if you ‘re like me, you probably want your hellish taxidermy pieces to serve a function, and you ‘re in luck! A lot of his work is crafted with practicality in mind.
Like this lovely pot holder!
Precious and Mel have their moms over for a lovely mother’s day brunch. Things get a little hairy when Precious finds out that her mom and Mel have already encountered one another..