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As the crow flies..2007..waxed paper & music stand
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Polly Cruse

b. West Yorkshire) studied Fine Art Sculpture/Print  at Norwich School of Art 1989-92, MA Fine Art Norwich School of Art  & Design 2002-4.

The focus for Polly’s practice is a continuing investigation into the physical and emotional shaping imposed on individuals throughout daily life.  She reflects the conflicts between security and restriction, light and dark moments, precarious balance and the layering and erosion of experience.

Current works articulate the relief felt when escaping from the banality of everyday life through fantasy and daydream.

When customising spaces to create personal havens we randomly arrange objects, creating often humorous or poetic combinations.  Polly reconstructs and recontextualises everyday items and ornaments, using them as a substitute for personal identity, as they exemplify our need for creativity and individuality.  These works are also photographed in the landscape to capture moments of dreamt freedom whilst using humour to communicate with the viewer and engage with their imagination.