3.19.2010

A Still Life




I've never seen so many beautiful birds as I have here in Australia. Just yesterday I nearly got a buzz cut from a white cockatoo zipping past my head. As much as I need a haircut, I'm not convinced this one would be right for me unless I was into psycho chic. And every morning I wake to a chorus of chirping – no alarm clock needed.

Birds are everywhere which is why I was drawn to Marian Drew's painterly photographs. Mixing European still life with lifeless birds native to this area, Marian's intentions are for us to question our relationship to wild animals and our urban environments. Sad but beautiful. Mindful and soft.

5 comments:

anabela / fieldguided said...

These are crazy amazing. Wait, they're photographs? Or paintings? OR BOTH? Mind-blowing.

Mary said...

Very thought provoking yet quietly beautiful. We must always be mindful of our environment and the gentle creatures that live amongst us. Thanks Reanna!

Mary

Reanna said...

You know, right? They're photographs... but wow, they're so rich that I thought they were paintings.

s + b said...

beautiful - i thought they were paintings too. they're haunting, aren't they?

catherine said...

yesssss