Colombian-born and Bristol-based artist and illustrator Diana Beltran Herrera creates beautiful anatomical art sculptures using cut vinyl film and paper.
Each of Herrera’s sculptures are an incredible replica of the actual bird, looking accurate enough to please any society. Using pencil thin cuts, the artist creates fluffy and delicate feathers from fine vinyl and grade papers.
Her creations are made by building up layers of colourful and transparent cut vinyl sheets, using foil-enhanced papers for the particularly ornate species. The bright birds can be found with beaks open in song, wing span outstretched in mid-flight, or standing alert, looking for a delicious paper caterpillar to call dinner.
Herrera's work seeks to explore the chillingly disengaged relationship between humans and nature in modern society. Using vinyl and paper as her primary medium she is able to present notions of temporality and change, emphasising the process of transformation that continuously occur in nature as well as mankind. Expressive and impressive, Beltran Herrera’s work recreates nature in extreme detail.
Technical info: Transparent and coloured vinyl sheet, paper
Picture credits: Diana Beltran Herrera