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Q& A: The Intriguing Polly Hardy

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Q& A: The Intriguing Polly Hardy

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Untitled 19, 32cm height, vintage fox stole, vintage cotton, embroidery wool, cotton net, 2014

Untitled 19, 32cm height, vintage fox stole, vintage cotton, embroidery wool, cotton net, 2014

There is something to be said for the uncanny or bizarre that takes advantage of that one moment to lure you in like the slinky dance of a scented trail in an early Warner Bros. animation or just touches that thin line of beauty and the grotesque that lures us in with a primordial curiosity. Polly Hardy is a UK based textile artist who uses vintage stoles that she finds in local shops and on Ebay to create figures stitched, assembled, and reanimated into doll 'Combines' (to borrow from the awesome Robert Rauschenberg). Hardy gave us some fascinating insights into her work in the Knotwe Featured section. Hardy is showing at the New Designers exhibition in London Read more...

New Designers 2014: The Exhibition for Emerging Design 

London, UK

Part 1/June 25-28, 2014

Part 2/July 2-5, 2014

Hardy's Booth: CAA24