Kate MccGwire arranges feathers in elegant cascades

Kate MccGwire is an English sculptor who creates unconventional organic sculptures from layers of bird feathers. The objects she creates are so precisely assembled that they seem to form hybrid creatures with tentacles or limbs that twist and curve into unexpected forms.

The artist grew up on the Norfolk Broads, eastern England where her connection with nature and fascination with birds was nurtured from an early age. Today the artist patiently collects pigeon and mallard feathers which are carefully washed and sorted in preparation for each new sculpture.

MccGwire's exhibition history includes solo shows at All Visual Arts (2012) and Pertwee, Anderson and Gold (2011) as well as numerous group shows alongside artists such as Polly Morgan and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

Courtesy: Kate MccGwire