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Day 15: Polly Morgan

By Sam Reeve

Now before any of you fellow animal lovers out there get in a huff about Polly Morgan‘s art, let’s get one thing straight: All the taxidermied animals used in her art were pets that could not be saved and were donated by the owners or vets, or they’re road kill. All the animals died of natural or accidental causes.

Seeing dead animals makes me a bit sad, but since all these littles guys were already dead anyway, I feel a tad better knowing they got turned into something totally awesome.

Polly lives in and works from London, England. Her art career is somewhat of a new thing, as she only started working as an artist in 2005. She became interested in taxidermy after taking a course in Edinburgh. Her early work caught the attention of street artist Banksy, who commissioned a piece for an annual art show he organizes.

3 responses

  1. V. Weather

    That last one makes me sad . . . I’ve got a white ferret named Bobby.
    But it is very very cool. Certainly much classier than the shoebox that most small critters wind up in.

    December 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

  2. I love Polly Morgan. I’ve been fascinated by taxidermy since I was a child. My father kept an owl on this old gun cabinet he had and I would stare at the thing for hours. Thanks again, Sam, for another terrific artist.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:21 am

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