Repeating Patterns 2 / by Chris Maynard

 The Two Turkeys 2

The Two Turkeys 2

Feathers on the bodies of birds overlap each other—just their tips show. Depending on the shape of the tips, they are seen on the bird as repeating diamond, triangle, or sometimes rectangle shapes. My art aims to honor both birds and their feathers but since I work with single feathers off the birds, this M.C. Escher-ish piece is a reconstruction and recognition of the patterned arrangements feathers make on birds .

This piece also tells a story of two separate but connected bird species. The first is of an American Turkey. The second is of the only other species of turkey there is: the Ocellated Turkey from Yucatan and parts of Central America.