In The Spotlight With Polly Law

WAAM is pleased to present our exclusive interview with artist Polly Law, a Hudson Valley multi-media artist working in bricolage and mythologeny.

 

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©PMLaw/MMXV-MMXVI; portrait: ©Tom Eberhardt-Smith/MMXV

WAAM: How would you describe yourself?

Polly: Outwardly, I am a white, middle-aged woman of average height and heft; in the hipster culture of today, this means that I am invisible. Internally, I don’t know how I got to be so old as I would swear I am really only 36. My interior landscape is as I depict in my work- dramatic, dark, and with a prevailing watchfulness and detachment.

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©PMLaw/MMXV-MMXVI; portrait: ©Tom Eberhardt-Smith/MMXV

 

WAAM: Are you a Hudson Valley native? If not, what brought you here and how long ago?

Polly: No, I moved to Saugerties in 1994 and then to exile in Kingston in 2008. I wanted to live in the country again, after a 17 year sojourn in New York City. My physical compass points me to the North, my spiritual/philosophic compass always to the Uttermost West.

WAAM: What & why do you create?

Polly: I make paper dolls with deep personal issues. I create because otherwise I would explode with rage and frustration or implode from sheer, utter boredom.

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©PMLaw/MMXV-MMXVI; portrait: ©Tom Eberhardt-Smith/MMXV

WAAM: What is your sustaining inspiration?

Polly: Exploring interior landscapes through the surrogate of nature. Trying to understand attachment in all its permutations. An abiding and futile fear of entropy.

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©PMLaw/MMXV-MMXVI; portrait: ©Tom Eberhardt-Smith/MMXV

WAAM: Do you have a job to support your art? How is it relevant?

Polly: I manage a Northeast-North American-native-plant nursery in Kerhonksen, NY during the season. I spend the winter in my workroom. It is relevant because it is real, and it satisfies the scientific side of my intellect. I get to make use of my Latin, pet a lot of dogs, and make prodigious amounts of vitamin D

 

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©PMLaw/MMXV-MMXVI; portrait: ©Tom Eberhardt-Smith/MMXV

Thank you Polly!

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9 replies

  1. Lovely work, very engaging.. I have one of her works… 🙂

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  2. Polly has always been one of my favorite assemblage artists. Every one of her pieces is beyond wonderful!

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  3. really enjoyed your thoughtful answers, polly! xo

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  4. Polly remains a steadfast example to me of pure artistry and integrity.

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  5. Oh geez Brad, how am I gonna get my big fat swelled head through the doorway now? Thanks- xo

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