Creating Art Out Of Feathers [Pics]
British artist Kate MccGwire's recent pieces feature sculpted art forms created from thousands of feathers, from a diverse range of birds.
British artist Kate MccGwire‘s recent pieces feature sculpted forms created from thousands of feathers, from a diverse range of birds. Her artist statement explains:
Intrinsic to her method is the collecting and sorting of materials from hundreds of different sources over a period of months, even years. In turn, pieces evolve intuitively as if out of the subconscious, the language evocative rather than purely illustrative.
Her works, Warp, Evacuate, Discharge, and her current exhibition piece Corvid which uses crows’ feathers, are writhing, instinctual forms both strange and beautiful. The different birds have varying cultural associations, which influence her choices.