I originally discovered the work of artist Laurel Roth a few years ago when researching for my crochet blog because she has a set of crochet pigeon suits that are adorable. Roth recently did a local fellowship at DeYoung museum (where so many of my favorite artists spend time!) so I wanted to check out what she’s been creating. That’s how I discovered her pretty bejeweled upcycled peacock art, although she actually created it in 2011.
The artist describes this collection:
“These peacocks borrow human mating plumage, anthropomorphically showcasing our adaptations and natural orders as their own. They are made of fake fingernails, barrettes, nail polish, false eyelashes, and jewelry to represent the choices involved in biological processes that are unique to humankind.”