Golden Paper Hummingbirds

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera created a new series of hummingbird sculptures using shimmering golden paper. Herrera placed the hummingbirds next to flowers to show how a “dynamic element” looks in comparison to a “static element.” She’s interested in “how they cooperate together and the importance of the position and shape they both have to have to allow them to create a harmonic union.”

The golden hummingbirds also carry with them a deeper meaning. “Gold is an important material in my country,” Herrera explains. “In older times, people used to think that gold had a special relationship with the sun, with prosperity and abundance. Everything that has the touch of the sun receives magic, grows, and stays alive.”

All images © Diana Beltran Herrera (via)