This Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud uniquely combines a well preserved taxidermic pirahna with beautiful moulted bird plumage!
“…carefully arranging the plumage to reflect the original patterning along the fish…Salaud has created the quintessential frankenfish!” – www.designboom.com
No doubt, this is the quintessential Frankenfish – Artfully strange and mystical in the same breath! For more information about this artist and to see more of his feather art, press this link.
“…In the artist’s own words, each of his works offers “a different point of view regarding what an animal can be (that of the Cartesian or the geneticist, the predator or the prey, the sorcerer or the mystic)”. – www.palaisdetokyo.com/en/julien-salaud
Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion
Featuring Plumed designs from fashion powerhouses like McQueen, Gucci, Prada, Dries Van Noten and more, the Bowes Museum will be the only place to see these Birds of Paradise.
Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show. WATCH the full report from ITV.com.
It will also demonstrate that thanks to design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten feathers are firmly back on the fashion agenda and once again featuring strongly on the catwalk.– JOANNA HASHAGEN
Whereas in the past, feathers were generally appreciated for their value and refinement, contemporary designers now see them as an expression of freedom and spirituality.– BOWES MUSEUM’S KEEPER OF TEXTILES, JOANNA HASHAGEN
Feeling inspired and need to get your hands on some feathers…? Come visit us at The Feather Place Los Angeles and NYC ; let us help you realize your feathered fashion dreams!