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Claire Morgan’s Abstract Taxidermy Art

In the post-Damien Hirst art world utilizing taxidermically prepared animals can prove challenging. Claire Morgan’s sculpture installations...

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on August 19, 2009.

In the post-Damien Hirst art world utilizing taxidermically prepared animals can prove challenging. Claire Morgan’s sculpture installations takes on this task, and sublimates the physical and emotional weight of The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (Hirst’s iconic shark suspended in formaldehyde), and turns it into lithe abstractions. Morgan, obsessed with the differing depictions of nature, utilizes suspension and repetition to turn the animal’s body from a display piece to an experimentation with light and movement.

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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.

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