Dominic Harris, ‘Marvellous Spatueltail | Ruffled’, 2017, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

Loddigesia mirabilis

#The Elegant Dancer

This bird is a type of Hummingbird and has only four feathers in its tail making it unique among birds. The males are even more outstanding with their double outer tail feathers leading to two irredescent violet-blue “spatules” which can move independently.

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.

Signature: Signed certificate by artist

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