Diana Beltran Herrera’s wonderful paper birds have already been the subject of two posts on this blog. When I first saw them I was aghast at the intricacy, beauty and technical ability of her creations. These hummingbirds birds take her paper project, ‘Mathematics for the Reality’, one step further. They’re placed in a scene, a set made using real branches and beautiful paper flowers giving them context, purpose, hummingbirds in action.This development in her work was never planned, rather it seems the work pushed her forward, gave her direction. Here’s what she said about the process and how she arrived at the hummingbirds:
I found myself developing the technique, dealing with the paper and interpreting the movement in a 3D object. With time, I started reading and wondering a lot of things about these animals. It was only after an internal process that I started to study their movement. I don’t consider this new work, I think it’s an evolution and a way to find the real context of my work as a whole.
In this special project, I chose hummingbirds and interpreted them in relation with the flowers, which means to take a dynamic element, in comparison to a static element, and find how they relate, how they cooperate together and the importance of the position and shape they both have to have to allow them to create a harmonic union.
Via My Modern Met
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