Sunday, 12 February 2012

Dead animals & Polly Morgan...

I have long been a fan of this highly talented taxidermy artist. Her work embodies the strength of death, the fragility of life and the delicacy of movement.

Morgan's love of animals led her to taxidermys preserving nature and her artistic voice grew from a want to step away from the stilted and conservative association of main stream taxidermy.

Morgan places the animals in foreign environments encouraging the viewer to cast a fresh gaze on the animal, a lot of which have negative reputations of being vermin and pests, "A rat sheds its association with horror and disease and can be viewed as a beautiful animal."

Polly Morgan also has a shop, you can buy an original artwork alongside etchings, mugs and prints.

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