Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Atlas of Wildlife

Sure a fox and the state bird of Ohio, the cardinal just look like prints, but looking closer, these are curious collages of beasts created by recasting old maps into quaintly colorful still-lifes. Birds, deers, rabbits, butterflies, and other animals come to life in this series: The Atlas Is Painless

From the artist:
"I digitally manipulate cartographic materials to create fauna, mostly birds, in poses reminiscent of field guides from a similarly early era of publication. The patterns of forests and shores often become an animal's feathers or fur, while the rings of topography often trace out wings or antlers."

You can purchase a number of his birds and fauna here. LaFerrera

Via Illusions 360

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