Cherly Medow is a very patient artist. After a dozen years working on the project Envision Habitat she has produced a gorgeous record of large birds include egrets, hawks, spoonbills, and flamingos. Her works are composites - she photographs the birds and she photographs backgrounds and then very carefully crafts them together in a work of art.
“By taking the bird out of its photographic environment, I can place other images around him to tell the story of where he is, or where I imagine him to be. When there is an ah-ha moment, I am almost finished. I do not think about it; I create it.” Cheryl Medow via Slate
Cherly Medow’s work captures the birds in a perfect state, somewhere between reality and imagination. Thanks to Culture Trip.