MccGwire’s work is at once breathtakingly beautiful and quizzically unsettling. Her primary medium is feathers that are systematically positioned around bulky, undulating forms. These creations are remarkably unexpected and are a far cry from their original purpose of airborne flight.
Her latest installation “Evacuation” oozes out of a cast iron stove in the stoic kitchen of an English mansion. The massive rolling incarnation blankets the floor and appears poised to devour the entire house. It is a gorgeous, yet horrifying spectacle.
Throughout all of her work, the feather arrangements are based on natural symmetry and flow so her pieces seems to be in a constant swirling motion. In short, MccGwire’s work, combines delicate elegance with the unrelenting force of infinity. It is truly awe inspiring.
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