WHAT IS A FLAMINGO?
3D I sculpture I animation
What is a flamingo? is a study of John James Audubon’s most famous print of the American Flamingo in the context of graphic design. Audubon’s works are still celebrated as some of the most stunning examples of how nature gets represented in art yet the way he depicted said specimens has little to do with realistic representation and much more with a hyper-idealized idea humans had of the natural world. Therefore, this project explores how graphic representation has the power to create icons that only exist in our imagination but are perceived as real and the implied responsibility of designers.