Using the sun and ethically harvested pheasant feathers, I develop the image of the feathers on the fabric with the sun. Everything the sun touches turns a deep blue, leaving a white negative of the feathers. This is a 20x20 inch pillow. On the face of the pillow are 24 pheasant tail feathers, some of them are bursting out of the the left quadrant, while other feathers point inwards from the edges---in between each gap from the feather burst.
***Each pillow is slightly different because they are individually printed with the sun. The feathers leave a white negative image ranging in exposure of detail surrounded by deep blue. I arrange every feather on EACH textile piece--and develop the image on the fabric with sunlight. My artwork is inspired by the beauty of it's subject: feathers. The feathers come from ethically harvested wild birds; harvested by myself, my husband, or a close friend.