“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.” Aesop
Christies costume series titled Fine feathers, Fine bird’s focuses on exploring the potential of reusing, reworking and re-presenting of everyday materials. Plastic is a common article in our everyday lives and up until recently was taken to landfills to biodegrade at an extremely low rate. In 2009 Europe ended up with a total of 24 tonne of end of year plastics, of which only 13Mtonne was recycled.
Fine feathers, fine Bird’s focuses on creating a contrast between our urban and natural environments using exotic birds made from plastics as a metaphor. The birds are created to represent beautiful creatures that, on closer inspection are made from common disposable plastic objects that are fundamentally affecting the creatures in their natural habitats.
A sneak peek at my ‘I’m Crepuscular’ Series
Porcupine made from burnt chopsticks
Owl made from molded cutlery
I love making costumes and working with models! Thanks Harley Ross!
A project based on the word ‘Terrorism’
An animation for my staff rotation project exploring microbes
Sadly the Music is slightly off due to conversion but you get the idea!
A short film based on my Personal project: Tribal Costume
Model: Natasha O’Byrne
Cinematography: James Hissett
Director, Editor and Music: Myself
Our second year Guerilla Hang
Part 3 of my personal project
Photography James Hissett
Part 2 of my Personal Project
To represent a traditional tribal costume using found ephmera