Edward Lear’s Headdress

Sculpture & Objects


Printed feathers, string

34 x 44 x 3cm

As Artist in Residence at the British Museum I have been researching and drawing featherwork from Oceania.  In Papua New Guinea, the Highlanders wear the bird of paradise feathers to attain the beautiful qualities of the bird.  The wearer of Edward Lear’s Headdress would acquire his artistic talents and the beauty and wisdom of the parrots he painted. 

by Rebecca Jewell