Birds from Paradise.

099bffbc-7ddc-41fd-bcda-eb010181a25e-680x1020From William Morris patterns to computer desktops, flowers and birds are a classic combination for wallpapers. In her series Birds of a Feather, New York-based artist Claire Rosen created living versions of these traditional wallpapers, matching a selection of tropical birds with vintage floral backdrops.
“It was like picking out outfits for them,” she says.
e626f30d-3475-45de-a207-5d284d1620dc-680x1020“It wasn’t just colour, it was more about my perceived idea of their personality: exotic, domestic, cheeky, confrontational.” She contacted her local pet store and set up a mini-studio in their lobby.
“The birds didn’t sit still, so I had to be patient. You just have to wait and hope that something good happens. Usually it does.”

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See more via Claire Rosen’s birds of paradise – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

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