The Brilliance of Polly
(Left: Ba-The physical manifestation of the immortal soul.
Right: Gryphon-Photo by CS Stevens)
I’ve been waiting to post this because I was hoping Polly would post a picture of the Hippocampus I got from her in New York. I shall wait no more. Polly Verity is an artist in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brilliantly she incorporates wire, paper, and origami. I can’t claim to be clever in art interpretation, but I know what amazes and moves me. The integration of mediums is unique and wholly her own. Her pieces vary from the whimsical to a creature that embodies the soul. My hippocampus, a mythical half horse/half sea serpent, expresses a magnificence that cannot be captured in two dimensions. It has individual teeth and a tongue coming out. The hippocampus ate raw meat and was not a cuddly critter, Polly Verity captured the essence in form and does impeccable work. I highly recommend checking out her work on flickr and her website. If you can, I advocate picking up a Polly of your own, if not, she is a great artist to know about.