SANTA FE, N.M. — Controlled mayhem of science and slaughter ruled at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum on Saturday.
Chimera, a collaboration between the Meow Wolf art collective and the Center for Contemporary Arts, led nine students through “Plushtronic Zoo,” a four-day workshop combining basic electronics, story-telling and stuffed animals to create one-of-a-kind toys.
It all started with a menagerie of lions, tigers and Teddy bears scattered across the tables. Meow Wolf artists showed examples of hybrid toys such as a dog’s snout emerging from a bear’s face.
The room buzzed as students ripped open stomachs, dug out eyeballs and sliced off ears to create their own critter mutations.