fine art

FLOATING MEMORIES exhibition – Feather Fine Art

by The Feather Place NYC on August 29, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

Jorge Mayet is one of the most prominent Cuban contemporary artists.

All of his works carry a tremendous amount of life values and experiences. His installations were on display this summer at Hotel Indigo in NYC, in “Floating Memories”, the artist explores an anthology of remnants and collective memories.

Sueño al amparo de la noche

As we explore deeper into this exhibition, our minds are taken into the fleeting moments belonging to the artist’s life and the Cuban diaspora. Mayet introduces us to the tangible idea of the separation of families as he transports us into pure metaphors about liberation and exile.

In one of his pieces (Obatala, 2016) exhibited at the Indigo Hotel, he utilizes certain distinctive nature elements such as duck, chicken and goose feathers as he relates to us a delicate message about freedom and exploration.

To learn more about Jorge Mayet and his works please visit his website (https://jorgemayet.com/portfolio/).

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our beautiful collection of natural feathers! http://www.featherplace.com/

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 4, 2015

in CULTURAL ARTS,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

cape_9670-a-19_croppedRoyal Hawaiian Featherwork : Nā Hulu Ali‘i

August 29, 2015February 28, 2016
TEXTILE GALLERIES 60–61

Explore the distinctive art, culture, and history of Hawai‘i with the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the U.S. mainland, developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Presented in San Francisco, which is considered to be the gateway to the Pacific, the exhibition will feature approximately 75 rare and stunning examples of the finest featherwork capes and cloaks in existence, as well as royal staffs of feathers (kāhili), feather lei (lei hulu manu), helmets (mahiole), feathered god images (akua hulu manu), and related eighteenth- and nineteenth-century paintings and works on paper.

Handcrafted of plant fiber and rare feathers from endemic birds of the islands, the cloaks (‘ahu‘ula) and capes provided spiritual protection to Hawaiian chiefs, proclaiming their identity and status. The abstract patterns and compositions of royal feathers (nā hulu ali‘i) are both beautiful and full of cultural meaning. While the arrangements of their forms—crescents, triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, and lines—and fields of color appear contemporary, they are ancient. Symbols of the power and status of Hawai‘i’s monarchs at home and abroad, these vibrantly colored treasures of the Hawaiian people endure today as masterpieces of unparalleled artistry, technical skill, and cultural pride. www.deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/featherwork

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