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  Frédérique Morrel The French artist Frédérique Morrel was horrified to discover that when her grandmother died, all of her handicrafts were thrown away. Since then, she has been pursuing the idea of bringing her grandmother’s works back to life in order to revive the passion that was inherent in them. In the process, she has developed a completely new artistic concept that “ decycles ” unnoticed and unvalued pop artifacts, thus helping them make the transition to a new life cycle.  ** Thankfully, no animals were harmed in the making of  Frédérique Morrel’s art.  The horns and fur are real; the rest is a mix of taxidermy molds and vintage needlework.  While amusing and perhaps a bit shocking, the trophies that adorn the Seventh Floor are “tame” compared to some of Frédérique’s other work which include life size horses, deer, wild boar and even humans (which they call “ ghosts ”.)  If the artists’ goal is to “re-enchant” our world, then

Otis Fund and Fat Bears


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Celebrate Fat Bear Abundance

After the biggest Fat Bear Week yet, it's time to celebrate! This Saturday (October 15th), plan to join EXPLORE at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET. on the Brooks Live Chat Channel for a fat bear celebration and fundraiser.

Our resident naturalist Mike Fitz and Katmai Conservancy's Naomi Boak will champion Katmai National Park, its famous brown bears, and The Otis Fund's efforts to support the park. Through Saturday you can contribute to The Otis Fund and have your dollar matched by Charlie Annenberg up to $200k.

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