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Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas portraits fashion clothing birds anthropomorphic animals

When first encountering this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. But as you look closer you realize it’s quite a bit more than that. Aside from the solid retouching, lighting and overall execution, Vallinas took this anthropomorphic project a bit further and imagined what the fully-realized wardrobe of each animal might look like if it were wearing human clothes.

Titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), the ongoing series includes some 50+ animals whose personalities seem to be perfectly amplified by their pitch-perfect attire, making the portaits just a bit more human than animal. I’m pretty sure the hipster bird in the cardigan works at a coffee shop by my house. The work is a sister project to another series called simply Pieles where the photographer portrays himself in a wide range of professions. (via lustik)

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New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with paper artist Diana Beltran Herrera (previously here and here) whose skill in crafting the fine details of birds using paper has continued to evolve. Herrera’s work has begun appearing in several galleries and exhibitions around the world including Beers.Lambert Contemporary earlier this year and at the Art and Soul of Paper earlier this spring. She’s currently working on a collection of eight sculptures that will be on view at The Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Florida starting September 17th. See more on Flickr.

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Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Peacock made of butterfly pea flowers, bottlebrush leaves, coconut leaf sticks, allamandas/trumpet flowers

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Rooster made of gerberas and leaves

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Parrot made from butterfly peas and gerberas

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Kingfisher made of gerberas, butterfly peas and purple shamrocks

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Hornbill made of chrysanthemums, germeras and purple shamrocks

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Flamingos made from pink gerberas and twigs

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Flamingo made from pink gerberas and twigs

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds
Northern cardinal made of red gerberas and deep purple chrysanthemums with dill

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi plants multiples flowers birds

Known for her numerous art projects where images are created using numerous objects, artist Red Hong Yi has begun a new series of birds made with flower petals and leaves. You might remember the project from earlier this spring where she played with her food. Many more birds are forthcoming and you can follow along via Instagram. (via designboom)

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Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12-Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12 Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment sculpture light construction birds assemblage

Chinese artist Xu Bing has several works currently on view as part of an exhibition at Mass MoCA in Massachusetts. Among the works are two 12-ton birds titled Phoenix that fill the museum’s football field-sized Building 5. Two years in the making, the birds were constructed from materials collected at various Chinese construction sites including demolition debris, steel beams, tools, and assorted remnants of migrant laborers. The male Phoenix titled Feng measures 90 feet long, and the female, Huang, is nearly 100 feet in length from beak to its steel tail feathers. Both birds are illuminated from within through a network of lights.

Somewhat similar to artists Yao Lu and Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing seems to be commenting on China’s rapid commercial development that is drastically altering the physical and cultural landscape within the country. Phoenix will be on view October 27th. (via junk culture, hyperallergic, my modern met)

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New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

Artist Jeremy Mayer (previously) just completed this beautiful set of swallows using assembled typewriter parts. The pieces required Mayer to find multiple sets of identical parts adding a significant amount of time to sourcing materials, but as a happy accident the artist also discovered his design allowed for the wings to partially retract. If you’re unfamiliar with Mayer’s work it might surprise you to know that he doesn’t use solder or glue (or even objects that haven’t originated from a typewriter), but instead assembles everything using only native parts. You can follow his progress for this and other projects over on Tumblr.

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Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

I’m enjoying these spray painted birds by Brazilian artist L7m. The mix of realism that morphs into more frenetic strokes of spray paint is really fun. Some of the photos you see here were taken on the streets, while others are works on canvas. See much more over on Facebook. (via street art utopoia)

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Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with artist Mark Powell (previously here and here) who draws portraits and birds on old vintage envelopes. His works have become increasingly more detailed the last few months and I’m especially enjoying his series of birds. See much more here.

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