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Fowl Play at FIT

Red-Crown Cranes by Meredith Christensen & Lara Smith 
I like stopping by the lobby of FIT's Pomerantz Center to see student work.  Their concepts and designs are always innovative and inspirational.
Flamingo by Megan Finocchio &  Sean Scott
 During the month of April, Fowl Play is on exhibition and it is spectacular.
Flamingo by Megan Finocchio & Sean Scott
First year Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students were given an assignment to transform mannequins into birds.
This exhibition highlights 17 birds selected from the many students studied.  They designed larger than life mannequins using feathers provided by Feather Place.
Feather Place's feathers are alluringly beautiful with intense hues and textures that make you want to sneak a touch.
Wood Stork with her bird of prey by Laura Pariot & Honglip Gang
In this exhibition, the students capture the enigmatic, savage beauty of feathers that evokes Chaucer's opening lines in Parliment of Fowls: The life so brief, the art so long to learn . . . 
The team of Honglip Gang and Laura Pariot presenting the Wood Stork
Like all the students, Honglip Gang and Laura Pariot created an impressive design that highlighted their bird's main characteristics: white wings with extensive black flight feathers, black bald head, grayish long legs.

Fowl Play, with its savage grace, shows how birds and their feathers can inspire.


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