We’re almost to the end of the month! I’ve gotten a few submissions for the challenge already and am excited to see what else comes! How are your projects going? Hopefully better than mine… which is currently at a stand-still until I manage to retrieve some real bird wings (humanely of course). Hmmm yes I will leave you in suspense right there!
For the last Juicy Tuesday of the month I thought I would share a little something to help you think about our theme of flight in terms of living life without limits. I very much resonated with this, as I was taught by my parents what most of us have been, to go to college for something that you can make a good living at. After getting a degree in graphic design and five years of working in cubicles, I am realizing that I want more and – most importantly – I’m realizing I deserve more. We all do. Not something that we “like okay” but something that ignites a fire in us which glows so brilliantly that everyone around us can see that our heart is ablaze. We deserve that, and I think we can all have that, but we first must leave the tethers that tie us to the familiar, the old beliefs, the old way of doing.. and trust in what he says in this video… that if you do what you desire, instead of doing something for the money, the money will come, and you will be far happier than you ever imagined. What is it that that you desire?
A friend of mine refreshed my memory on this woman’s art today – I remember seeing it a year or two ago and just loving it. Kate MccGwire is a contemporary British sculptor. She constructs these immense, otherworldly creations using hundreds of natural feathers, mostly in blue, black, and white. Although I’ve never gotten to see any of her work in person, I imagine the large scale would render a powerful presence. The intermingling of seemingly solid, heavy objects with the delicate nature and detail of the feathers is such a beautiful contrast. It was seriously difficult to pick just a handful to feature here, so make sure you Visit Her Website to see more of her work!
Photo Credits & Resources:
Hi-Fructose: Preview: Kate MccGwire’s “LURE” at All Visual Arts
Photographer Tessa Angus
A few more sculptures I found… some abstract, some representational… some representing the essence or feeling of flight, while others make use of materials that we associate with flight.
Artist Charlotte Mayer’s goal was to capture the true freedom that the human spirit seeks in the above sculpture titled “Flight”.
This peace resides outside the MOCA Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Artist Nancy Rubins used approximately 1000 pounds of stainless steel wire to construct together thousands of airplane parts. Impressive!
“Flight Fantasy” by artist David Hammons, 1978
“Bird In Flight” by artist Curtis Jere, 1970’s