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Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Two new stunning pieces today from London-based artist Claire Brewster (previously) who creates delicate montages of birds, bees, and plants cut from maps. Some of her cartographic sculptures are cut by hand while others, like these, are laser cut and then pinned onto a board. Brewster shares via her artist statement:

Nature is ever present, even in the most urban environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in a separate yet parallel universe. I take my inspiration from the natural environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.

Brewster currently has several pieces on view at Pitfield London through June 20, 2014. (via Lustik)

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A Towering Pigeon on an Abandoned Home by ‘Super A’

A Towering Pigeon on an Abandoned Home by Super A street art murals birds

I’m really enjoying this giant pigeon painted on an abandoned home by Dutch freelance artist Super A. You can see more of his outdoor work on his website, and read more about him over on City Leaks.

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Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta is currently working on a series of birds painted on the backs of unfolded medicine boxes. You can follow her work on the ongoing series on Facebook and on her blog. Landeta is represented by 6mas1. (via Lustik)

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Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells pattern eggs carving birds

Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may have yet to reach your Easter egg decorating potential. One person who clearly has is artist Piotr Bockenheim who uses a reductive drilling technique to transform goose eggs into slitherting tangles of string and various geometric or floral patterns. You can see much more of his work here.

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New Bird & Butterfly Flip Book Machines by Juan Fontanive

New Bird & Butterfly Flip Book Machines by Juan Fontanive kinetic sculpture installation flipbook device butterflies birds automata

Artist Juan Fontanive (previously) constructs perpetually looping flip book machines that depict flying birds lifted from audubon guides and illustrations of butterflies. Part film and part sculpture, almost every aspect of the flip books are assembled by hand from the minutely toothed gears, clips, nuts, bolts, wormwheels and sprockets to the carefully screen printed imagery. Of the curious devices Gild Williams remarked, “Fontanive’s artworks seem strangely possessed, producing curiously moving animals that are neither living nor dead, or creating ghostly systems which seem to float mid-air and follow a pace and logic of their own.” You can see much more of his work over at Riflemaker.

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Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

From the series “Lost & Found”

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

From the series “Lost & Found” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Against the Wind”

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Against the Wind” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Against the Wind” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Derweze”

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Derweze” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Derweze” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Rabie” | Spring, breeze in Arabic

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Rabie” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Rabie” | detail

The Sydney, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi creates intricate, colorful sculptures that appear to resemble woven textiles. However, upon closer observation, her work—inspired by patterns and motifs in Islamic art—are made entirely from curled paper. The process, long and intricate, can cost the artist months on a single artwork. And not just any old paper will do. For example, “Against the Wind” is made from hand-cut strips of paper from old music books, which are then individually hand rolled and assembled. Although complicated, Aylawadi’s reasons for making art are simple: “What I enjoy most about making my work is the experience people have when they look at it,” she says. “They stop for a moment to have a closer look and the moment turns into long minutes of being fascinated by the beauty a simple medium like paper can add to the work infront of their eyes.” (via Lustik)

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The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh chickens birds

Photographer and visual artist Ernest Goh is known for his work photographing wildlife and other animals. His latest book documents the strange world of chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia where he encountered a breed of bird called the Ayam Seramas, an ornate chicken raised not for its meat but purely for its appearance. These chickens not only have decorative plumage but possess the ability to strike ridiculous poses. You might think these photos are somehow manipulated (or worse, the animals forced into these positions) but a behind-the-scenes video by Goh shows the chicken’s ability to strut just as depicted. The book, titled Cocks: The Chicken Book, is available now through his website. All photos courtesy the artist. (via Peta Pixel)

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