Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.
What is it about seeing a polaroid that makes us feel like aching for the past? It’s like a nostalgic wave washes over us and we start longing for a simpler time. In this set, we brought together some of the most creative uses of polaroids within pictures. Like the post, Looking into the Past, we’re asked to think about the passing of time. How does the past affect the present? What constants can we count on and what moments are merely fleeting?