Body Works

Mynah Spitfire Head Dress 2014 Indian Mynah and mixed media 15x16x7cm mounted on a headband

Mynah Spitfire Head Dress 2014
Indian Mynah and mixed media
15x16x7cm mounted on a headband

Sulphur Crested Frockatoo 2014 Sulphur crested cockatoo feathers and mixed media Size 12

Sulphur Crested Frockatoo 2014
Sulphur crested cockatoo feathers and mixed media
Size 12

Plane Peacock Hat 2014 Feathers and Mixed media Life size

Plane Peacock Hat 2014
Feathers and Mixed media
Life size

Kingfisher Brooch 2013 Kingfisher feathers and mixed media 16x14x5cm Photo; Dowse Gallery, NZ

Kingfisher Brooch 2013
Kingfisher feathers and mixed media
16x14x5cm
Photo; Dowse Gallery, NZ

Plane Brooch Series 2012 Feathers and M/m 8x9x4cm

Plane Brooch Series 2012
Feathers and M/m
8x9x4cm

Lizard Brooch Series 2013 Feathers and Mixed media 12x9x4cm

Lizard Brooch Series 2013
Feathers and Mixed media
12x9x4cm

Budgerigar Brassiere 2002 Budgie feathers and M/m Size 12 b

Budgerigar Brassiere 2002
Budgie feathers and M/m
Size 12 b

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014 Lorikeets and Mixed Media Size 14B

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014
Lorikeets and Mixed Media
Size 14B

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014 - back

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014 – back

Deconstructed Budgie 2010 Five Brooches made from one Budgie and mixed media.

Deconstructed Budgie 2010
Five Brooches made from one Budgie and mixed media.

Magpie NK 2014

Magpie NK 2014

Frog mouth stole 2005 (detail)

Frog mouth stole 2005 (detail)

Masked Owl Stole 2006 Feathers and Mixed media Life size

Masked Owl Stole 2006
Feathers and Mixed media
Life size

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This bra is on show still in Arnhem in the Netherlands. The invite is further down this page.

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014 Lorikeets and Mixed Media Size 14B

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014
Lorikeets and Mixed Media
Size 14B

Lorikeet Brassiere  2014 - back

Lorikeet Brassiere 2014 – back

This work was recently features in my show “Queens Down” at the Milford gallery in Queens town, NZ. This work sold but the gallery has other works.

Bullburra 2015

Bullburra 2015

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Emily’s jewellery

Kingfisher Lucky Claw Brooch 2006

Kingfisher Lucky Claw Brooch 2006

Lizard Brooch Series 2013 Feathers and Mixed media 12x9x4cm

Lizard Brooch Series 2013
Feathers and Mixed media
12x9x4cm

Plane Brooch 2012 Feathers and M/m 11x9x4cm

Plane Brooch 2012
Feathers and M/m
11x9x4cm

Deconstructed Budgie 2010 Five Brooches made from one Budgie and mixed media.

Deconstructed Budgie 2010
Five Brooches made from one Budgie and mixed media.

Lizard Brooches 2014

Lizard Brooches 2014

Fretwork 2013

Fretwork 2013

Bird brooch 2014

Bird brooch 2014

Seeds and coral nk

Seeds and coral nk

Coral Necklace 2013

Coral Necklace 2013

Plane Peacock 2014

Plane Peacock 2014

Magpie NK 2014

Magpie NK 2014

Lori Headband 2014

Lori Headband 2014

Larriet Red Emu feathers 2013

Larriet Red Emu feathers 2013

Frog mouth stole 2005

Frog mouth stole 2005

Frog mouth stole 2005 (detail)

Frog mouth stole 2005 (detail)

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Emily’s sculptural work

Spancock 2014 Peacock Feathers and Mixed media 35x44x16cm

Spancock 2014
Peacock Feathers and Mixed media
35x44x16cm

Deadly Squadron 2014 Crow and Lorikeet feathers and mixed media 114x10x5cm each plane Photo; John Lee

Deadly Squadron 2014
Crow and Lorikeet feathers and mixed media
114x10x5cm each plane
Photo; John Lee

Cockaroo 2014 Cockatoo feathers and mixed media 57x36x33cm Photo; John Lee

Cockaroo 2014
Cockatoo feathers and mixed media
57x36x33cm
Photo; John Lee

Woompoo Pup 2015 Feathers and Mixed media 16x28x20cm Photo Emily Valentine

Woompoo Pup 2015
Feathers and Mixed media
16x28x20cm
Photo Emily Valentine

Casella 2015 Rosella feathers and Mixed media Approx 18cm high

Casella 2015
Rosella feathers and Mixed media
Approx 18cm high

Peacat 2015 Peacock Feathers and Mixed media Approx 22cm high

Peacat 2015
Peacock Feathers and Mixed media
Approx 22cm high

Springsella 2015 Rosella Feathers and Mixed media Aprox 32cm high

Springsella 2015
Rosella Feathers and Mixed media
Aprox 32cm high

Airwompoo 2015 Wompoo Dove and Mixed media Wing span 45cm aprrox

Airwompoo 2015
Wompoo Dove and Mixed media
Wing span 45cm aprrox

Airwompoo 2015 (Below)

Airwompoo 2015 (Below)

Magpie Plane (Below) 2014

Magpie Plane (Below) 2014

Magpie Plane 2014 Magpie & mixed Media Wing Span 45cm

Magpie Plane 2014
Magpie & mixed Media
Wing Span 45cm

 Glidown 2015 Natural Feathers and Mixed media Approx 185cm wing span

Glidown 2015
Natural Feathers and Mixed media
Approx 185cm wing span

Dalatoo 2013

Dalatoo 2013

Keety Kitty 2013

Keety Kitty 2013

Lying Loripuss 2013

Lying Loripuss 2013

Masked Plane 2013

Masked Plane 2013

Rozella Mat 2013

Rozella Mat 2013

Emily Valentine by PLUMB 2013

Emily Valentine by PLUMB 2013

Kingfisher Brooch 2013

Kingfisher Brooch 2013

The chicken or the Egg? 2013

The chicken or the Egg? 2013

Pheasansplane 2012 (below)

Pheasansplane 2012 (below)

Standard Pugcock 2012

Standard Pugcock 2012

 

Lorilizzie 2012

Lorilizzie 2012

Earthy Pup 2012

Earthy Pup 2012

Pair of Cattleburras 2011

Pair of Cattleburras 2011

Pair of Cattleburras 2011 (Rear)

Pair of Cattleburras 2011 (Rear)

Boxed Dove 2012

Boxed Dove 2012

Pugcock II 2012

Pugcock II 2012

Labbykeet 2011

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Current events

'Ighlander 2015 Entry for WOW 2015 Fijian Tapa cloth, feathers, shells & m/m

‘Ighlander 2015
Entry for WOW 2015
Fijian Tapa cloth, feathers, shells & m/m

'Ighlander 2015 Entry for WOW 2015 Fijian Tapa cloth, feathers, shells & m/m

‘Ighlander 2015
Entry for WOW 2015
Fijian Tapa cloth, feathers, shells & m/m

'Ighlander 2015 Entry in this years Wearableart Make from Fijian Tapa cloth, feathers and M/m

‘Ighlander 2015
Entry in this years
Wearableart
Make from Fijian Tapa cloth, feathers and M/m

An invitation to my show at Solander in September 2014 to co-incice with WOW in WellingtonEV WOW invite imageI have jewellery in Kerrie Lowe’s Christmas Show. Here are my popular Flying Lizard Brooches.

http://kerrielowe.blogspot.com.au/DSC_7064

 

The exhibition of the best of the Worldofwearableart at the Auckland Museum includes my Budgerigar Brassiere 2002. The show finishes on 22 March 2015.

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/whats-on/exhibitions/wow-world-of-wearable-art

Budgerigar Brassierre 2002

Budgerigar Brassierre 2002

 

In September, I won “Garment with most WOW Factor”, at the Worldofwearableart, Wellington,NZ.

http://asp-au.secure-zone.net/v2/index.jsp?id=797/875/6394&lng=en

Sulphur Crested Frockatoo 2014

Sulphur Crested Frockatoo 2014

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Artist’s statement

Emily Valentine in front of Artseat

Feathers are my paint. Over the last fifteen years I have developed my own technique and style using feathers. The source of the feathers is vital to my work. In 1999 I made Road Kill, a pair of shoes using feathers from a road kill lorikeet and this lead to my continuing use of this source when ever I can.

My work shows sympathy with the bird’s previous life and creates a new life form. The Dog Flu series (winged birdie dogs and now cats) has been well received and continue to make new work in this series.

I am now enjoying making feathered aeroplanes. With this work, I wish to discuss how we as humans now colonise the skies.

New work is always happening. In the Boxed Bird series, the bird is taking on a geometric from. The work is no longer mythical. It is now digital! The bird is confined in the space – it wants to burst out.

I have have success with my work in WOW (World of Wearable Art). I won Mac’s Bizarre Bra 2002 with Budgerigar Brassierre, and “The Work with the most WOW Factor” in 2014 with my Sulphur Creasted Frockatoo 2014. I have entered again this year!

Attitudes to wearing and owning dead animals and birds parts have changed. Is this just because of fashion, or has society become more caring of animals? I think not. I wish to stimulate the viewer, and ask them to question our callousness treatment of animals and birds, and ask how we sub-consciously classify animals – pet or pest, valued or worthless, beautiful or plain and why.

My work is well received by viewer, as the work is direct, humorous and meticulous. Children are fascinated by it. Viewers respond passionately to my work.

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