Thursday, 15 January 2009
Birds and feathers
I spent Tuesday afternoon looking more closely at the bird collection in Whitby Museum. I did various sketches particularly of the interesting patterns of the feathers forming irregular triangles and ripples and waves. There were many beautiful forms and colours and I took quite a few photographs that will help me later on in my project. I then went around looking at representations of birds in other parts of the collection and found interesting bird patterns of inlay in a gunstock, ceramic birds, prints in the pages of a Japanese book and of course all the birds in the Noah's ark. I came away really inspired but with a head full of feathers....... all ideas that need to be sorted out.