We recently popped along to a private view of Polly Morgan – Endless Plains Exclusive Look, a film made in conduction with Crane.tv for part of their newly launched In Conversation with… project. In the film we get a behind the scenes view of Polly at work in her studio, as well as hearing the artist discuss her most recent work and inspirations, all with some beautifully lit footage of her current exhibition.
The event which took place at Soho House, also included a Q&A with Polly. This was a fantastic opportunity to hear some more casual questions candidly answered by the artist. Attendees gained an insight into her initial inspirations, early career, new techniques, notoriety and also some more personal anecdotes.
The artist is well known for her use of Taxidermy within her composition and assures her audience that all animals are responsibly sourced after dying of their own accord, never being killed. Its very clear that Polly finds enjoyment in the challenge of a new piece as each one creates the need for a different approach. The diversity of the projects often come from the differing size and species of animals used, which is evident in her most recent exhibition.
The need for different techniques has lead Polly to become involved in casting, a new craft she is learning from the very beginning. Her progress can be seen in the small piglets that feature in Endless Plains, each one a product of the casting process and impressively realistic.