Claire Morgan

I just took a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Craft the other day and fell back in love with taxidermy art.  Instead of using synthetic materials to recreate “living” exhbibits the artist uses the actual hide of the animal to reintroduce its form into a space.  Claire Morgan uses various birds and animals in her microcosms held aloft from suspended wires.  The animals interact with a plane of organic objects; strawberries, fresh cotton, even a plateau of house flies, allowing her to create new dimensions inside the gallery, crossing natural fields over one another, dissecting mazes and flight paths.  Her work evokes the dark shadow of the life cycle, bursting with bloom while being fertilized below by decay.

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