Feathers as Fluid as Water

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Image: Francis Ware. Courtesy of Kate MccGwire

Sluice, 2009

Rarely do the idea of beauty and the image of street pigeons go hand in hand, but Kate MccGwire questions the unlikelihood of such a coupling in her art – indeed questions the very nature of beauty itself.


Image: Courtesy of Kate MccGwire

Heave, 2008

Working with the shed plumage of birds often nicknamed rats with wings, the British artist ensures her medium lends itself to liquid movement, and as the feathers flow so do our thoughts.

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Image: Francis Ware. Courtesy of Kate MccGwire

Sluice, 2009

Describing the process through which her pieces develop as the “visceral interrogation of an object”, Kate MccGwire has been exploring the possibilities of pigeon feathers for a while now.

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