Victoria's Riflebird

A mechanical Bird of Paradise

The interactive sculpture ‘Victoria’s Riflebird’ is the featured artwork for National Geographic’s exhibit ‘Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution’. This touring exhibit explores the radiant complexity of 39 different species of Birds of Paradise based on the research of Edwin Scholes and photographer Tim Laman.   Highlighting 8 years of research, this exhibit features new discoveries and groundbreaking footage of these astounding birds.  

Ongoing tour of the U.S. includes Dennos Musuem Traverse City MI, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. 

Commissioned by: National Geographic, 2012

Location: National Geographic Museum, Washington D.C.

Medium: Steel, carbon fiber, coroplast, urethane, celluloid, mechanics.