Ivan Lovatt wirenetting cockatoos sculptures

by Ivan Lovatt
Ivan Lovatt is a regular at SWELL and his pieces are easily recognisable. They are made of wire netting and really are works of art. Every year I marvel at his skill and this year was no exception. His giant Galah, complete with timber perch, is so iconically Australian. As is the reference to that wonderful Toni Collette movie – Muriel’s Wedding. The sculpture was made to commemorate his own little bird ‘Muriel’ who bought much joy to his family.

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Other works:

Images of cockatoo on 13th-century Vatican manuscript

 The sketches were discovered by Finnish researchers in the manuscript De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (The Art of Hunting with Birds), which was written in Latin by Frederick II, between 1241 and 1248, and is held in the Vatican library.

Read full article: www.theguardian.com

Katy Perry shoes collection

Warm weather style with an exotic touch. These parrot lace-ups make a bold and bright statement. Slip them on and head out for a night on the town.

Polly want a cracker? Spring’s must-have sandal gets an exotic makeover worthy of a trip down the Amazon.

Hubcap Creatures parrot sculptures

"Hubcap creatures are made entirely from recycled and upcycled materials. All the hubcaps are found, usually on the side of the road, and therefore bear the scars of their previous lives in the form of scratches and abrasions. I believe these marks add texture and history to the creatures they decorate."

Dulk Macaw paintings

"End of the world"
Painting for dULK solo show "Extinction" with Thinkspace Projects in Moniker Art Fair, London.

"Shadows of light”
Los Angeles 2018.