Sasha Darling & The BellJar Blog — nature

Breathtakling Beautiful

Polly Morgan's work takes a romantic and delicate approach to taxidermy art, putting her specimens in unexpected scenarios forcing the viewer to see the animal possibly for the first time.In her own words she explains, "the rat sheds his association with horror and disease and can be rightfully viewed as a beautiful animal."

Th tiny chandeliers and the wonderful lighting add to the delight for me. It's not too late to buy Sasha Darling a Chanukkah present!!!

Shelley Reed

Been thinking a lot about painting and drawing lately and how it's been missing from my life since the shop has demanded so much of my time. Of course having the gallery keeps me involved in the community but I have been missing the tactile feeling of instrument upon surface. The problem is I feel so completely depleted that I'm not even sure what kind of content I would focus on. Been perusing sights to get inspiration and I'm pretty sure the work of Shelley Reed is just about as close to perfection that an artist can come in my eyes! It's so modern and relevant but obviously is inspired by the great masters like Gillis d'Hondecoeter, Jean Baptiste Charles Claudot. Completely inspired!