Arts & Culture Newsletter: In ‘Birds Of a Different Feather,’ artist Saki plays with identity and the avian world
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The wearable art of the Southern California-based artist Saki is by design transformative: “People who’ve worn my works become different people. They become more confident. They wear a different persona.”
Saki’s dioramas play with gender identity and the avian world at its most fanciful in her exhibition “Birds Of a Different Feather” at the Oceanside Museum of Art. “Much of the art that I created is inspired by the LGBTQ community, especially drag queens and the concept of dressing extravagantly,” explained Saki. “I want to just bring that attitude to everyone, not exclusively drag queens.”
As to the gender roles connection: “With the human race compared to the rest of the animal kingdom we’re unusual in that