Known for her intricate pyrographic drawings, Arizona artist Alexandra Bowers burns nature inspired imagery into wood and emphasizes additional details in wax pigment color. For her upcoming installation, Bowers needs 1,000 photographs of feathers from the community. She will immortalize the feathers she receives in wood and suspended them from the gallery ceiling. A light breeze will mobilize the artwork, simulating the effect of floating feathers.

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From the Artist


The intention of the exhibition is to create an atmosphere that promotes healing and tranquility. The world we currently live in is undergoing mass amounts of change and transition. On a global scale the world is evolving with these changes. On a micro scale we are each individually feeling these growing pains differently. My hope for this installation is that you give yourself time to take contemplative or meditative walks to process what you might be experiencing emotionally at this time. And maybe you stumble upon a feather that you would be interested in submitting for this art piece. Over the years I've created artworks revolving around the theme of birds and feathers, and I've found most people have some type of connection with these sacred animals. Whether it be spiritual, or some type of memory, conversation often ensues as to why people are drawn to feathers when they are among artworks that revolve around birds. This is why I'm interested in knowing a little bit about the feather you choose to submit. Like where did you find it? Or does it have a unique or personal story to you, and why? I will be sure to keep the identity of these stories secret to ensure as much privacy as possible. I look forward to working with you on this installation!


Be a Part of the Project


Submit your photographs and stories* to: (email) or @lexievbowers (Instagram).

* Submissions are not required to have narratives, but stories are welcome from those who have one to share! Please leave the feather behind that you take a photo of due to the "Migratory Bird Treaty Act!"