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A New Book Illuminates the Lives of the Elusive, Pink-Plumed Flamingos in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

 Photography #birds #books May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert The fluid that feeds the nestling is called crop milk. Both adults produce this secretion in the upper part of the intestine. All images © Photo © Claudio Contreras Koob and Nature Picture Library, shared with permission In the Yucatán Peninsula, the rich wetland environment of …

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Curious Squirrels and Rambunctious Hares Form a Miniature Menagerie of Felted Wildlife

 Craft Illustration #animals #birds #felt #found objects #miniature #sculpture May 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Simon Brown, shared with permission From a shy baby fox to toads donning crowns, the felted miniatures crafted by Simon Brown and Katie Corrigan are adorable, whimsical renditions of forest creatures. The Northumbria, U.K.-based creative duo transforms thick …

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A Colossal Exclusive: Squawking Grackles Cluster Together in a Limited-Edition Print by Artist Tiffany Bozic

 Colossal #birds March 23, 2022 Colossal “Oil Slick” by Tiffany Bozic For the first time in nearly two years, Colossal is launching a limited-edition print in collaboration with artist Tiffany Bozic (previously). “Oil Slick,” which is available now in Colossal Shop, centers on a cluster of grackles in shades of deep purples and blues, …

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In ‘No Strings,’ Willie Cole Transforms Instruments into Abstract Animals and Figurative Sculptures

 Art Music #birds #dogs #found objects #guitars #instruments #pianos #sculpture March 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Piano Bird” (2021), piano legs, keys, and wiring, 34 x 32 1/2 x 42 inches. Photo by Joerg Lohse. All images courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York, shared with permission Artist Willie Cole is known for transforming discarded …

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Elaborately Layered Gardens by Ebony G. Patterson Hide Haunting Messages Within Dazzling Displays

 Art #birds #butterflies #fabric #flowers #installation #mixed media #paper March 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “when the land is in plumage…” (2020), glitter, glue, beads, plaster, conch shells, gold leaf, porcelain, paint, trimmings, jewelry, embellishments, fabric, jacquard tapestry, and paraffin wax, 9 x 16. 4 x 10.3 feet. All images courtesy of moniquemeloche, shared with …

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Hens and Roosters Fly the Coop and Strut Into the Spotlight in Alex ten Napel’s Portraits

 Photography #birds #chickens #portraits March 9, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Alex ten Napel, shared with permission “Hens and roosters can’t be directed,” says photographer Alex ten Napel. No matter the situation, the red-faced birds are wholly themselves, lurching from one spot to the next, burying themselves within masses of feathers, and spreading …

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LEGO Letterpress: Bird Species from The Netherlands Are Printed with Everyone’s Favorite Toy Bricks

 Art #birds #Lego #printmaking February 14, 2022 Grace Ebert 35 birds. All images © Roy Scholten, shared with permission Back in 2017, designer Roy Scholten and collaborator Martijn van der Blom brought LEGO into their letterpress workshops for elementary school students. Small and accessible to most, the ubiquitous plastic bricks were easier and faster …

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Veiled in Grainy Blue, Cyanotypes by Deborah Parkin Center on a Flock of Jackdaws

 Photography #birds #cyanotypes February 3, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Deborah Parkin, shared with permission Gregarious and intelligent, jackdaws are small cousins of the crow and raven with dark feathers on their crowns, tails, and wings and lighter plumage everywhere else. The feathered socialites frequent the moor near photographer Deborah Parkin’s home in …

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Learn to Paint Magical Scenes in Thread in a New Book by Embroidery Artist Emillie Ferris

 Craft #birds #books #embroidery #insects #mushrooms #nature #thread January 13, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Emillie Ferris, courtesy of David & Charles, shared with permission U.K.-based artist Emillie Ferris (previously) has spent nearly a decade refining her distinct embroidery technique, which involves staggering long and short stitches to create textured portrayals of flora …

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In ‘Wild Design,’ Vintage Illustrations Expose the Patterns and Shapes Behind All Life on Earth

 Illustration Science #biology #birds #books #mushrooms #nature #pattern January 5, 2022 Grace Ebert Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur, 1904. Gotha: Bibliographisches Institut. All images from Wild Design: Nature’s Architects by Kimberly Ridley, published by Princeton Architectural Press, shared with permission of the publisher Focusing on the patterns and shapes that structure the planet, a …

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