Monique Luchetti: Hope is the Thing with Feathers

October 30, 2015 - March 12, 2016

Monique Luchetti draws “bird-skins” from the ornithological collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. She renders them realistically and in great detail, but in monumental scale with added bursts of color in swirling patterns. Although Luchetti’s models are flattened artifacts without the volume of the living creatures—many are specimens of extinct birds—the enormous shift in scale, combined with the glorious pulses of color emanating from each heart-center, allows the spirits of these birds to be reborn.


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