After a visit to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, I looked into the work of honorary curators from the past and the current Museum collections. I researched into the history of the Cabinet of Curiosities, and saw some very rare pieces of work and historic artefacts which sparked my interest.
My inspiration comes from an interesting Polly Morgan piece named ‘A long hard look in the mirror’ which highlights the concept of life and death using interesting and surprising objects. Polly Morgan creates striking taxidermy pieces often with deep hidden meanings that are designed to shock the viewer, which is my intention with my piece. My work consists of a magpie that is dressed as Robin Hood. This suggests a contemporary version of the character who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. This is a response using a favourite childhood Disney story which highlights a theme of loss of childhood innocence by using high branded loot that our modern day society presents as a measure of success.