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FEATHERED BEARS BY PAOLA PIVI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Paola Pivi is making art with her fantastical feather-clad polar bears.  Influenced by the surrealists, Pivi’s plumed bears walk the line between dream and reality.  They are her version of the ready-made.  Prone to “visions,” Pivi says that she often sees animals located in a strange setting.paola pivi, feathered, polar, bear, colorful, sculpture, installation, upper playground

Rather than taxidermy actual animals, Pivi had an expert create bears from urethane foam, plastic, and feathers.  The results are fantastic in the truest sense of the word.  Meaning, they are imaginative, fanciful and slightly absurd.

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