Polly Bennett

Combining interests in museology, science, and her surrounding landscape, Polly Bennett undertakes investigations that seek to re-visualise her own experiences and ignite an experience in the viewer.
“The natural world has always interested me and I spend a lot of my free time exploring my surroundings on walks, which I record in immediate formats like photos, sketches, maps, coordinates, rubbings etc., as I am fascinated by topography and how it differs around the world.”

Through these immediate responses Bennett creates both two and three-dimensional artwork, which often go through transformations, to subsequently trigger her own memories of experiences.
The artist’s current body of work is a response to her time in Iceland, where she began collecting found specimens to use as research objects.