Feather and Bone Series
These pieces originate as photographs taken with a digital microscope. The close-up shots of the feathers are detailed and dramatic when viewed through the microscope lens. A second set of images was generated from photographs of the skeletons and bones of some of the largest mammals on Earth, including the python, rhinoceros, and elephant. Photographs are cropped, becoming abstract compositions with clean and elegant lines.
I upload photos to Spoonflower.com - a print on demand fabric site. The feather images are manipulated to change color and pattern so that the end result is an intricate and elaborate riff on the inherent complexity of the original feather. Once the fabric is delivered to me I continue to dye it, overprint, and stitch. These assemblages are a comment on how “short-sighted” human beings are when it comes to the planet’s resources - and an encouragement to look deeper and more closely at the world around us.