Polly Morgan’s Psychopomps

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Atrial Flutter – detail

Taxidermist and sculptural still life artist Polly Morgan recently opened a new show, Psychopomps, at the London location of the renowned (and rather appropriately named) Haunch of Venison gallery. A psychopomp, one who leads a soul to its final destination in the afterlife, is a rather fitting title for the young artist as Morgan provides new life to unfortunate road kill and donated passed pets. Since first appearing on the gallery scene just a few years ago, Morgan’s popularity has exploded, propelling her quickly to several of London’s premier destinations for contemporary art (LAZ, White Cube, etc.), all for good reason. Check out the remaining pieces from her new body of work, here on Hi-Fructose.

Black Fever, 2010
Taxidermy crow wings, wood, wire
116 x 83 x 83 cm, 45 5/8 x 32 5/8 x 32 5/8 inches

Atrial Flutter, 2010
Taxidermy cardinal, resin, plastic, wire
85 x 27 x 22 cm, 33 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches

Systemic Inflammation, 2010
Taxidermy finches and canaries, steel, leather
130 x 113 x 113 cm, 51 1/8 x 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

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