The Rouchomovsky Skeleton: “The fully articulated human skeleton in a velvet-lined coffin. with three panels showing the course of life, one end with attributes of the arts, the other with attributes of war, the cover with the journey in the footsteps of the Angel of Death, surrounded by the faces of infants alternately laughing and crying.” via retronaut
Most artists paint on canvas or linen but Ian Davie eschews convention and uses swan feathers to capture his work.
According to Ian, “Having worked alongside wildlife all my life it is hardly surprising these are the subjects I chose to paint, making the most of my experience. In addition I sort a natural sustainable canvas to display my work in a creative and unique manner. What better canvas than a beautiful swan’s feather. Inspiration for my painting usually comes from sightings of wildlife, views of habitat or the effects of changing light, seasons and weather, often combined to create the ideal composition.”