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Eye Spy - Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan seized my attention when I visited the Age of the Marvellous exhibit last year. Since then I have been caught in a trance whereby the need to own a taxidermy bird is now a firm ambition of mine. Sneer at me if you must.

www.pollymorgan.co.uk

"Pyric Victors"

The above photo was taken by me at the exhibition.


"Love Bird"

"Dead Ringer"


"Vestige"

I find Polly's works to be arresting, moving and deeply enchanting. If I was given a choice to own a piece of art from one current artist...it would be her.


23 comments:

  1. Love bird is gorgeous but I don't think it's something I could have in my own home!

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  2. I like your updates with some exciting pictues! The Love Bird looks great!

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  3. the love bird is lovely!!! but for the others its a little scary haha..
    p.s just understood about the purveyors list...thanks for the lists of info! had a great time visiting them^^

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  4. The dead ringer is the creation of a genius, I wouldn't mind having that sit on my table.

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  5. taxidermy fascinates me.. i once seen a taxidermied racoon's butt sticking out of a plank of wood selling on eBay for $30! :P

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  6. Those are awesome! I would have loved to see those in person. I think my favorite is "Dead Ringer." Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Just love the arrogance, irony and nonchalance! I'd read your post at the time, A DAY after the exhibit closed...I could have kicked myself.
    Nina

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  8. I've always wanted two little taxidermied birds in a black bird cage. Have you seen Jan Svankmajer's Alice in Wonderland? This film utilizes taxidermied animals. It's one of my (creepy) favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5wHMgTPF-s.
    Another taxidermy favorite comes from the work of Dr. Seuss:http://www.drseussart.com/taxi.html. He actually used parts of taxidermied animals for these creations!

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  9. hahahaha dead ringer, I love black humour art. =)

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  10. "Dead Ringer" is my favourite for sure. Not sure I would have any of those pieces in my house though haha.

    I have given you an award on my blog:
    http://tanyatalksmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html

    xx

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  11. The 'Love Bird' is extraordinary, the irony is quite touching to me - the reflection from the mirror shows how alive it 'looks', and shows how much it is longing to be joining its fellow love-birdies in
    Madagascar.http://www.feicollection.co.uk/jpg6F.jpg

    After all lovebird doesn't like to be on its own by nature. It often shows strong attachment to its mate through frequent mutual preening sessions...

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  12. I love that 'love bird' one and the last one.. i forgot wat it's called already lol.

    I can't believe you called my nail polish fruity!!! >=/ hahaha

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  13. "Love Bird" is soo beauty to me! LOL! I guess it's cuz it's looking at itself in a mirror! We're all vain! LOL!

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  14. wow! i love "dead ringer", how awesome!

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  15. Oh glow, i love polly morgan. I saw other ones of bunnies sleeping in a bell jar. They are so morbidly beautiful.

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  16. i love birds! nd that dead ringer is fantastic.

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  17. btw, is it a Blue-winged Kingfisher in that Vestige?

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  18. i love birds! nd that dead ringer is fantastic.

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  19. "Dead Ringer" is my favourite for sure. Not sure I would have any of those pieces in my house though haha.

    I have given you an award on my blog:
    http://tanyatalksmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html

    xx

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  20. Just love the arrogance, irony and nonchalance! I'd read your post at the time, A DAY after the exhibit closed...I could have kicked myself.
    Nina

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  21. taxidermy fascinates me.. i once seen a taxidermied racoon's butt sticking out of a plank of wood selling on eBay for $30! :P

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