Huia Dreams Art Print by Ellen Giggenbach- Art Meets Pillows

Under the series – Art Meets Pillows – the Huia Dreams art print by Ellen Giggenbach is complemented by two pillows. One pillow in orange and the second in yellow. In both cases, the throw pillows display the pixel pattern.

Huia Dreams Art Print by Ellen Giggenbach
Huia Dreams Art Print by Ellen Giggenbach, Art Meets Pillows, Square Pixel In Yellow & Orange

The pillow surface pattern mirrors overlaying shapes that distinguish shades of yellow only to merge into a square. 

Ellen Giggenbach, a New Zealand artist, however, uses this technique with more complexity.  

She states explicitly in her own words: “Each design starts its life as an idea only. Piece by piece, it grows like a puzzle till even one more element would upset a carefully crafted balance of shape and color.”

How does it come to fruition in the Huia Dreams art print?

Carefully crafted shapes make the songbird recognizable and fragments of its habitat. These take on the form in leaves and fruits. Rectangular and oval shapes partially overlay the bird splitting the artwork into insubstantial geometric shapes. Overlays change structure and coloration that continue to render the bird-defining body recognizable. In the same way, the treatment keeps the idea of overlapping shapes intact.

The outcome is an exciting feast of shapes and colors.

Remarkable details about the bird

The Huia is iconic to New Zealand, yet extinct. And was the largest one of the five New Zealand wattlebird species. Huias were large black songbirds whose tail feathers showed white tips. Notably is the bird’s bent bill and its different sizes between the gender. An orange wattle hung on either side of the bill base. 

“A smooth, unslurred whistle rendered as uia, uia, uia, or where are you?” A sound description of the bird distress call that ultimately inspired the Maori name Huia.

What makes the orange and yellow pillows stand out?

The orange and yellow pillows have one trait in common. Indeed, both allow for revising the fill color.

How does this help you?

In the instance, you like the pixel pattern with the differently shaded tiles, but the color does not work for your home decoration, then color it your way. A revision of the fill color changes, ultimately the coloration and pattern color.

Both pillows will return the selected fill color in a monochrome pattern resulting in the surface pattern lightened or subdued.

This feature, altogether, permits you to match an existing home decor color or support your new decoration idea.

As a design from KBM D3signs, the pixelated pattern design is available in the store Fall for It at Zazzle. Furthermore, you will find ten different colorings. Aside from orange and yellow, the collection holds: blue, grey, green, purple, brown, red, turquoise, and pink. Each color promotes the pattern design on square pillows, lumbar pillows, round pillows, cubes, poufs, and various blankets.

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