27 August 2010


Polly Morgan's exhibition Psychopomps opened at Haunch of Venison (London) on 21st July, and will close on 25th September. Morgan creates sculptural taxidermy, principally using birds and other small animals. Her works all feel elegiac and mournful, emphasising the fragility and lifelessness of the animals, unlike traditional taxidermy specimens.

For Psychopomps, she has produced four new works: Atrial Flutter (a cardinal in an artificial human ribcage, suspended by balloons), Systemmatic Inflammation (finches and canaries above a steel cage), Blue Fever (an abstract installation featuring the wings of sixty crows), and Black Fever (similar to Blue Fever, though utilising the wings of sixty pigeons).

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