Celebrating a delight of life by formulating art out of passed animals seems flattering counterintuitive, yet when London-based artist Polly Morgan does it, we can see only how most clarity that preference makes.
Morgan started regulating taxidermy in her work in a early 2000s, and her sculptures arrangement recorded animals organised into surreal and somewhat discouraging scenes that try a karma of death. At a same time, her work examines a new life that springs out of death, and a delay of a life cycle in a intertwined relations that exist among all vital things.
Coming into Nothing
Hanging in a Balance
Sometimes Something Happens
Some of her pieces are strange, like a chicks rising from a phone receiver. The little worlds combined for other creatures underneath potion bell jars are sensitively unsettling. Others are most some-more abdominal and disconcerting, like a flocks of little birds rising from a deer carcass, or a passed pig erupting with flush fungus.
Though images like these competence make us wince, Morgan’s vigilant is indeed to showcase a delight of life. Even yet a creatures she uses are really most dead, their participation creates us suppose them as they were in life, so gripping their memories alive. In other cases, like in a pig piece, a scenes Morgan sets uncover how a passed are recycled by inlet to emanate new life.
Hide and Fight
To Every Seed His Own Body
Sometimes on a Sunday
Still Birth (Red)
Some Sad Story
Though she complicated taxidermy with a professional, Morgan is not meddlesome in apropos a normal taxidermist. Instead of posing a animals in naturalistic settings, she introduces their manipulated forms into surreal scenes. She infrequently cuts them detached and uses pieces of a bodies for an even foreigner effect.
Friends and fans send her animals from all over a world. These animals are found already defunct — customarily as roadkill — and are afterwards used by Morgan in her pieces. No animals are spoiled in a creation of this art.
Still Birth (Black)
Stacked Against Us
(via DesignTaxi, Beautiful/Decay)
You can see some-more of Morgan’s work, that includes creosote and steel sculptures, drawings, and a lot of snakes, on her website. You can also follow her creations on Instagram and Facebook.