5 Feathers

5 Feathers

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Peacock feather banner

I am making an outdoor piece for the exhibition at Newark Park-at work with the frost looking magical outside.
 This is a much larger scale for me than usual but it needs to be bold and weatherproof  to go outside at the exhibition.(25 x 86 cm)
On the wall of my studio. Finished! It has taken 3 days. The colours were difficult to match as the feather colours change depending on where you look at it. I looked up the science- it's called structural colouration. production of colour by microscopically structured surfaces fine enough to interfere with visible light. The feathers are brown but reflect blue, turquoise and green. Peacock feathers are symbols for compassion, openness, immortality and watchfulness.

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