patty carroll


Fake birds camouflaging themselves perfectly in a sea of vintage wallpaper. Gorgeous, and very cleverly titled…  “Flora and Fauxna“. So good. This is the latest series by American artist, and photography professor, Patty Carroll. Here is part of her statement about this work:

“Since the 1900’s “bird” has been used as slang to refer to women, often materially obsessed yet physically beautiful women … In their natural habitat, birds camouflage themselves in their tree homes, they sing, but remain invisible as they go about their business of feeding, fending off predators and teaching their young. Their camouflage is survival. In these still-life photographs, colorful fabric, artificial flowers and other household baubles create a sumptuous, patterned, and ornate world. This world mirrors the home life of birds in nature while symbolizing the nesting instincts of women whose homes are a sanctuary of pride and obsession.”

Happy Friday.

comments (3)

  1. Ana /// 02.17.2017 /// 10:58pm

    That last one just lights up my morning ^_^ !

  2. theGK /// 02.18.2017 /// 9:47am


  3. Nikkie /// 02.18.2017 /// 12:04pm

    sweet birdies in sweet art!