This was for my art exam years ago, I thought I would submit it anyway.
The main idea behind this was taken from the Greek myth of Icaarus, who flew too close to the sun and the wax melted thus plummeted to the ocean below. I took this idea and instead used the possibility of the paper burning, but never really got round to that for obvious reasons.
Duration: 10 Hours.
Materials: Card, Paper, PVA glue.
The paper was cut into feather shapes, then folded in half to make a '^' like shape, this gave the wings volume, then more feathers were able to tessellate and be placed over and under these '^'s to produce the wing structure. Different sizes were obviously used at different segments of the wing varying effect and volume. Wing sizes spanned from A1 - A6. The basic skeletal part of the wings were made from cardboard cut into the simple basic shape and the feathers were glued on.
The basic theme this topic investigated was wings and feathers.
I really enjoyed making this, I used 11 different shapes and styles of feathers, of which consumed through quite a lot of paper. The wings are about twice my arm length from shoulder-to-tip.
Look in my gallery for other angles of the wings. Sorry about the poor quality, I blame the scanner.
Anyway I hope you like it