Flights of Fancy: Diana Beltran Herrera

21 Aug

I’ve told you before about my visions of becoming a crazy bird watcher.  While Mr. Forager loves to lookout for ospreys, hawks and other large birds of prey, my own preference is for birds of smaller varieties.  Spotting a hummingbird is especially thrilling!  Their diminutive size and speed make their sudden appearance fascinating.  Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera recreates their flights of fancy in her paper sculptures.

While we were recently camping in Glacier National Park, we awoke one morning to what sounded like tiny jets buzzing above the roof of our tent.  The hummingbirds were enjoying a frolic among the lupine surrounding our campsite.

Herrera’s birds seem to come alive as they search for nectar among paper sculpted flowers.  You can practically hear the buzz of their wings as they keep themselves suspended mid-air.

So what do you think?  Has my slight ornithological obsession completely taken hold?  I think the only cure is to just seek out more fowl, both of the living and artistic variety. 😉 To see more of Diana Beltran Herrera’s work, please visit her website.

Artist found via My Modern Metropolis.  All images are via the artist’s website.

4 Responses to “Flights of Fancy: Diana Beltran Herrera”

  1. interiorstockholm August 21, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Love them!

  2. pshaws corner August 21, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Oh wow! They are beautiful! They really look as if they’re truly alive~

  3. artlesspoems August 21, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Wow! These are beautiful! They’re masterpieces of focus and slatted texture. Very crisp. Very clean. Supreme technical command!

  4. Artist Desiree East August 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Oh my gosh, how cute are these!! And what detail:)

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