This piece was constructed using images I picked up in
Melbourne, Australia during autumn in May 2019. 
I rigged up a simple little studio and shot images of the leaves from many angles, 
cut them out and individually placed them. 
The whole process took the better part of a week.
The colouring of the leaves was not altered, they were only shaded. 
The colour of these leaves was simply too good to pass up. 
Gum tree bark was used for the beak - with burned out trees for the lower section.
Otono is the Spanish word for autumn. I discovered recently that completely pink flamingos that we see in pop culture only occur in Chile. Most others around the world are a mix of pink or orange and white. 
Otono
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Otono

A piece I created for an upcoming solo exhibition, creating a flamingo from leaves found in Melbourne, Australia.
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