Polly van der Glas' Profile
Designer/Maker Polly VAN DER GLAS
Since 2005 Polly’s work has centered on materials that were once attached to our bodies: human hair, teeth and fingernails. Polly is interested in examining the constructed nature of beauty, particularly the kind of beauty and bodies our culture values. When attached to the body, we praise hair and teeth that adhere to the rules. They are key sites where body beauty is defined. Yet when they are shed, their meaning and value undergoes a dramatic transformation. Polly's work explores this transformation in meaning, and uses it to destabilise ideas about beauty.
Polly has been creating wearable works under the label VAN DER GLAS since 2007. Silversmith qualified (NMIT advanced diploma) and 2006 Fresh! award winner, Polly’s previous study also includes a degree in fashion design from RMIT, and…
- Born on June 16
- Joined March 7, 2010
- Polly van der Glas
- Melbourne, VIC, Australia