As a symbol across many cultures, feathers have always represented a connection to spiritual realms and to divinity. And because of their connection to birds, they have always been a symbol of flight and freedom, not just physically, but also in a mental or spiritual sense.
The British artist Sophie Long painted this delicate mural of parrots wings directly opposite form Boxpark in Shoreditch in London. She experiments with a color palette beyond nature’s selection and experiments with bright pinks, purples, and greens for her piece.
When she was asked, “Is there a specific reason you chose to paint parrots wings instead of other birds wings?”
“I guess it’s because parrots have so many feathers and such great tail’s, they’re also genuinely really colorful. I know I tweaked the colors on these ones but they are already so colorful which is always really fun to paint.”