Monday, May 20, 2024

A Veritable Aviary of Birds and Pollinators by The Paper Ark Are Small Sufficient to Perch on the Tip of a Finger — Colossal



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A hand holds a tiny peahen sculpture with a regal crown

Peahen. All pictures © Nayan Shrimali and Venus Chicken, shared with permission

Nayan Shrimali and Venus Chicken, of The Paper Ark, strategy conservation and environmental activism on a tiny scale. The artists (beforehand) create miniature renditions of wildlife that harness the textured, buildable potentials of paper to showcase the wonder and singularity of threatened and endangered species.

After chopping and layering tiny bits of the fabric, Shrimali and Chicken add particulars with watercolor, whether or not on the striped quills of a crested porcupine or the regal crown of the peahen. Whereas largely true to life in anatomy and shade, a lot of the portraits are sufficiently small to suit on the tip of a finger.

Shrimali shares that The Paper Ark has began to create hand-cranked wildlife automata, which you discover together with an intensive archive of creatures on Instagram. Store prints and obtainable originals on Etsy.


A miniature hummingbird sculpture near a flower

Albino ruby-throated hummingbird

A tiny spiky porcupine rests on the tip of a finger

Crested porcupine

A tiny flower box with insects and birds is made of vibrant layered paper

Endangered pollinators

A brown moth uses its proboscis to suck nectar from a tiny flower sculpture help up by a hand

Madagascan sphinx moth

A green beetle made of paper rests on a white backdrop

Glorius scarab beetle

A hand holds a paper sculpture of a small bird perched on a flower

Cape sugarbird

Two white birds dancing with their wings splayed and beaks touching

Nice egrets

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