Astrapia

2006, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Archival Pigment Print

Edition of 6: 20in x 30in (50.8 x 76.2cm)
Edition of 6: 32in x 48in (81.3 x 121.9cm)

Made from the feathers and bodies of various Birds of Paradise, tribesmen in the highlands of Papua New Guinea pride themselves on their elaborate personal decoration. Though her headdress was a prized possession, passed on from generation to generation, I chose to focus on her eyes reminding us of our shared humanity.

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