Morgan taxidermies all the animals in her sculptures which are either found or donated victims of road kill or other untimely accidents. From what I remember none of the animals are trophies, have been hunted or killed specifically for her work. Part of what is really fascinating is the capture of motion in her installations which appear to be still in the photographs of her work. I imagine that they move and undulate slowly like the breath of a large unseen spirit. Every time someone walks past the sculpture would move a little, animating it if even just for a moment.
One day I would love to see these sculptures in person, quietly, and preferably all alone in the gallery.
|Gone with the Wind, 2008|
|Gone with the Wind, 2008 (detail)|
|While You Were Sleeping, 2009|
|The Blues, 2009|
|Pedestal, 2011 (detail)|