Dominic Harris, ‘Bald Eagle | Ruffled’, 2017, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

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#The All American Bird of Prey

The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America. It is also a sacred bird in some North American cultures and its feathers are used in spiritual rituals and customs. Bald Eagles are known to mate for life, together building the largest nests in the bird kingdom high up in trees. They have been observed to replace their mate, however, if one of them dies.

Series: The Ruffled artworks continue Dominic Harris’s fascination with personifying animals within an abstracted display. In the Ruffled artwork he turns his attention to the world of ornithology and creates living portrait studies of the birds he is most intrigued with.

About Dominic Harris

Since establishing Cinimod Studio, a multi-disciplinary, London-based practice in 2007, artist and designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his digitally-driven works of interactive art. Harris has devoted recent years to seamlessly blending natural phenomena with complex code through integrated electronics and innovative fabrication techniques. Inspired by the architectural interventions of James Turrell and Dan Flavin, Dominic offers viewers a sublime experience of their surrounding environment in his surreal installations that wryly illuminate the effect of digital culture on human perception in the information age. One of the artist’s most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.

British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom