Art: Kate MccGwire

I can’t get enough of Installation Art!! This artists name is Kate MccGwire and she works primarily with feathers such as Magpie, Pigeon, and Crow feathers. Pigeon feathers are her favorite to work with because she likes the idea of taking something that people generally thing is dirty “rat’s with wings“, and make something so beautiful out of it.  She describes her installations as being “ dreamlike, but dirty, but animal, but sort of wooden“. They symbolize power and the art of enchantment.

Over the years Kate has built up a connection with racing pigeon societies all over the country.  Once the pigeons molt about, 200 individuals send her envelopes FULL of feathers!

Kate’s inspiration comes from the river her work studio is located on. When the weather is bad the river moves as a torrent that has directional turning and churning which inspire her installations that appear to be flowing like water out of pipes.

My favorite thing about Kate MccGwire’s art would have to be the names. She says that she chooses titles for each of her installations that are “bodily, visceral, and immediate” . They all describe a certain feeling that anyone could have.

If you want to know more about Kate and her amazing installations, visit her site here!

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Art: Charles Clary (Paper Installations)

Once again I’ve come across an artist on! His name is Charles Clary and his work is so amazing! He does paper installations. Installation Art describes an artistic genre of three dimensional  works that are often site-specific and designed to transform a viewer’s perception of a space.

“I use paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief and venture into my fabricated reality” (is it just me or does this sound a little like Inception?!).

His work is all created out of cut paper that he gets from a scrap booking company called Bazzill. Charles Clary says the whole aspect of his work which he refers to as “the world” is all based on this musical reality. “Think of it as this world sits underneath our world and they run parallel to one another so this world functions the same way ours does but there is no anger or hate, it’s very playful and interactive. They base their world on our own but take everything we do wrong and make it right”. Isn’t that too cool?!?

His goal for the way people interpret his art is for the viewer to sustain their disbelief and put themselves in this environment so they feel they’re a part of this world.

check out some of his stuff below OR check out his blog here!

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