avian architecture and bird hairdos by karley feaver
transforming found birds — all of which are ethically sourced and have died of natural causes — from stagnant figures to sculptural objects, the reconfigured animals are fitted with extravagant hairdos. ponytails, mohawks, dreadlocks, and braids are styled onto the colorful fowl, some with shining gold-painted beaks, granting each a personality, identity, and singular charm. ‘I am interested in the scientific, intellectual and aesthetic reasons behind the re-creation of the animal,’ feaver explains. ‘I am exploring how each one could exist in a domestic setting by adapting to their surroundings.’
"And it has been
of a year.
I have worn
under my sleeves,
on my thighs,
running down my cheeks.
This is what
looks like, my dear."
For the December 2013 Art Issue, W Magazine quite unexpectedly put George Clooney on the cover, with art direction by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Clooney talks about his upcoming filmThe Monuments Men in the issue, playing the “the leader of a special platoon of museum directors, curators, and art historians who join forces to rescue the art that Adolf Hitler stole during World War II.” Based on actual events, the story is based on Robert M. Edsel’s 2009 book of the same name.
For the cover, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was enlisted, creating both the set and customizing the suit that George Clooney is wearing. Read the full interview here
Happy Holidays, from our family to yours…
- Only at Archie McPhee
Christmas in the 1970s #tbt
"Black Metal Emissary", and "Fire Emissary", The Art of Scott Hove, 2013.
Both viewable at Scope art fair in Miami, and available now through Spoke Art