Bird of Paradise - limited edition (4/50) archival quality giclée print on 250gsm cotton paper
40 x 30cm
Framed and ready to hang
The black-billed sicklebill is one of the 39 species of bird-of-paradise native to Papua New Guinea. They are the dancers of the Animal Kingdom, performing elaborate moves to attract a mate. These dances are not a matter of pure animal instinct; they are learned through observation and practice, with young males refining their moves as they get older.
Dance and feathers play a central role in the cultural expression of the Dani people of Western Papua. There are only two words in the Dani language to describe colour: "mili" meaning light, and "mola" meaning dark, so this brightly plumaged bird was fittingly reduced to black and white linework.