New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Schema / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Schema, detail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Sepal Speculum II / Photo by Ian Stuart courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Flail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Flail, detail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds Shroud / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds Shroud, detail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Coalesce / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Coalesce, detail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Orchis / Photo by Tesa Angus courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds
Cusp / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds Cusp, detail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds Smother / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

New Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire sculpture multiples feathers birds Smother, detail / Photo by JP Bland courtesy Kate MccGwire

British sculptor Kate MccGwire (previously) creates uncanny organic sculptures from layers of bird feathers. The objects she creates are so precisely assembled that they seem to form hybrid creatures with tentacles or limbs that twist and curve into unexpected forms.

MccGwire grew up on the Norfolk Broads, a network of rivers and lakes in eastern England where her connection with nature and fascination with birds was nurtured from an early age. Today the artist patiently collects pigeon and mallard feathers which are carefully washed and sorted in preparation for each new sculpture.

If you want to see her work first-hand this month you’re in luck, as she currently has pieces and installations in no less than four five ongoing exhibitions. You can stop by Le Royal Monceau in Paris through November 3rd, Gaasbeek Castle in Belgium, the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013 in South Korea, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, and the Viewing Room exhibition at the Marylebone Church Crypt in London.

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