A Modern Aviary
by Diana Beltran Herrera
AUG - NOV 2019
IN GOOD COMPANY has always been more than just clothes. We are pleased to be collaborating with Columbian paper sculptor, Diana Beltrán Herrera for an installation series of paper sculpted birds, now on show at our store at Jewel Changi Airport.
Birds, in all of their majesty and fragility, connect us with the natural world, harbingers of seasonal and environmental change. Housed in a modern aviary of bold and geometrical abstractions, the installation celebrates our feathered friends, their flights of colour and quiet movements in silent song. Diana's work translates the birds' beautiful plumage and majestic wingspans through the artistry of paper, creatures so life-like they look ready to take flight.
These works highlight the attention to detail required of the artist's craftsmanship and technical skills, characteristics that mirror IN GOOD COMPANY's own design and creation techniques, be it in our clothes or accessories.
Our modern aviary condenses elements of an imagined habitat in vibrantly coloured geometrical abstractions. Sculptural installations of floating shapes and colour tinted perspex are hand-crafted and displayed alongside these life-like but inert creatures, to frame, stage and highlight their form and movements.
White-booted Rackettail Hummingbird. Violet-crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird
Crafted entirely by hand, Diana creates each component that forms the birds out of paper – from their skeletal frame to each individual feather, built and layered upon another, and finally hand-painted to create the gradient tones and iridescent effects of real bird feathers.
Finely wrought in detail, it was important for Diana that viewers could get a real experience by looking at these life-like birds.
It is undeniable that humankind has accelerated a change that is detrimental to the environment and wildlife. It is our hope that through this installation, we are all reminded to do better and be inspired to respect our natural world, the creatures that inhabit them and their natural habitats.
The sculptures will be available for sale from 30 November onwards.
Prices start from USD $1,500 - USD $2,500.