Beat of the Wing © Sharon L Wright

Beat of the Wing © Sharon L Wright



Artist Statement: Currently, I am working on a series of avian pieces representing game birds and other species threatened by habitat loss, consumer demand and exploitation of our natural resources. Hands-on knowledge, research and specimen collection play a key role in the design and composition of my work.

Size: 14″ x 12 1/2″

Materials: Embroidery thread, African trade and contemporary beads, colored pencil, acrylic paint, and transfer on poly cotton fabric.

Techniques: After photographing the bird pelt, my image is developed on fabric through the layering of beads, paint, colored pencil and embroidery thread. The beads and threads are hand picked and individually sewn to fabric representing the color, texture, value, form and shape of the feathers.



Beat of the Wing (detail) © Sharon L Wright

Beat of the Wing (detail) © Sharon L Wright


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