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Making birds from urban textiles

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I am currently developing new work using urban textiles, that is, fabrics created from waste and other non-traditional sewing materials. The materials are altered and combined by conventional hand stitching techniques and other low-tech hand processes to make forms related to feral pigeons. The intention is to more closely relate the idea of urban birds and the street environments they inhabit.


textiles, urban, pigeon, bird, recycled, mixed media




Textiles, Metal, Mixed Media, Organic Material, Paper, Plastics, Recycled
Pretty in Pink Plastic
Photographer: own image
A mixed media hand sewn pigeon in textiles, plastics and other urban materials
black suited pigeon
Photographer: own photograph
A city pigeon in suit fabrics with stitched in urban plastics, including drain mesh and bin liners.
black pigeon detail
Photographer: own photograph
feral pigeon with incorporated plastics. Textiles with plastics, found feathers, DIY materials and embroidery.
polystyrene pigeon
Photographer: own photograph
pigeon made with textiles that have been partly embroidered, stained and have dissolved polystyrene incorporated
garden bird
Photographer: own photograph
made from textiles and garden materials and waste, including netting and altered bird food packaging

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