Gyre by Kate MccGwire is Made Out of Countless of Crow Feathers

 - Jan 25, 2013
References: katemccgwire & contemporist
Gyre by Kate MccGwire, an artist based in London, England, is a sculpture that looks like a giant twisted ponytail. Thankfully it is not made out of millions of women's shorn hair--let's face it, the weave community would have a big problem with that. Instead, it is fashioned out of a vast amount of crow feathers. Feathers happen to be the artist's cup of tea when it comes to art.

Referring to the cultural mythologies of crows as devious creatures, omens of bad luck and their association with death, Gyre by Kate MccGwire is a dark obsidian form that is rife with malice. It is as though these unwanted elements are invading the gallery itself through the wall.