Polly Morgan

About the Artist

Polly Morgan is British and lives and works in London.

She was born in 1980 and began working as an artist in October 2005. A love of animals and desire to preserve them led her to taxidermy, under the tutelage of taxidermist George Jamieson.

Since then she has gravitated towards making still lives with the animal as the subject.

Her intention has never been to mimic the natural habits of animals as they are traditionally displayed, but to place them in less expected scenery. The scale and settings are often unnatural, but the animals are never anthropomorphised. Seeing them out of place encourages us to look at them as if for the first time; a rat sheds its association with horror and disease and can be rightly viewed as a beautiful animal.

 

sunny side up
Sunny Side Up

Taxidermy and Mixed Media
Height: 
170mm
SOLD

humming bird
Humming Bird

Etching on Somerset Textured Paper 
(Signed Edition of 100)
Size Framed: 410
mm x 465mm
 POA

sandcastles tn
Sandcastles

Taxidermy Quail Chick, Plaster cast coins and base
Height: 
110mm x 55mm x 45mm
SOLD

small still birth
Still Birth

Taxidermy and Mixed Media
Height: 
275mm
SOLD