Rare Bird Paintings
November 16 - December 17, 2016
January 4 - 28, 2017
In these Rare Bird Paintings Antonia Munroe is inspired by the 16th and 17th century artists who began to record the natural world through careful scientific observation. Having studied Indian miniature painting in Rajasthan, Munroe remains faithful to the techniques used by these artists; binding ground pure pigment and making brushes from the underside hair of a squirrel’s tail, to paint the miniscule feathers in her homage to Indian bird life.
Yet these paintings are not just an accurate account of a given bird species. Munroe’s long enduring fascination with bloc-printed textiles fill out not only the borders, but also the backgrounds of her paintings with her original stenciled designs.