A paper cut out depicting the phenomenal behavior of the male bowerbird, native to Australia and New Guinea.

 

The male bowerbird builds elaborate architectural bowers from twigs, brightly colored flowers, berries and trash in an effort to attract a mate. I wanted to depict the hardworking, passionate nature of the bowerbird, the complexity, and the ornate and elaborate details of this phenomenon within the narrative of the paper cutout. 

Process board; including research, sources, design statement, iterations of composition, and practice cutout pieces.

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