Polly Morgan is a sculptor working in a unique medium – dead animals. The London-based artist has freezers filled with animals, often baby birds, that she taxidermies and arranges into striking narratives about life and death.
Staying far from traditional taxidermy, Morgan’s compositions include birds eating a heart, a baby bird resting gently on a toothbrush, and another baby bird being lifted up by a vibrant purple balloon. Her narratives are shocking and disturbing, yet maintain a juxtaposing sense of elegance. This combination of emotions has gained her much recognition in the art world with a show currently on view at Washington DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts until September 2015.