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Polly Morgan

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.