The students were instructed to transform the mannequin into a bird by considering the design and pose of the mannequin, and the variety of feathers provided by The Feather Place. Each student emphasized one specific appearance or behavioral trait and was to include references of fashion designs inspired by their particular bird.
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Chris Maynard’s feather designs capture essences of birds in Featherfolio’s new, creative feather art form. Each feather design is placed in a shadowbox and uses feathers naturally shed from birds. Browse galleries of feather shadowboxes and photos to see the feathers in art come to life... Feathers provided by zoos and aviaries are carefully cut, positioned, and preserved in each piece.
London-based artist Kate MccGwire has a unique form of art. Her material of choice? The molted feathers of pigeons. She uses these feathers in great numbers to create vivid pieces of artwork. The process is painstaking but the outcome is brilliant. Kate creates such intricate patterns and designs; and it really gives her pieces an uncanny flow and movement.