UAP has worked with Emily Floyd to produce an edition of five parrots. Expanding on the artist’s interest in the great works of European literature, each parrot takes the name of a ‘literary parrot’, beginning with Poll from Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Born into a family of toymakers, Floyd’s artistic influence is hard not to miss in many of her works.
Combining Floyd’s traditional hand-carving techniques with advanced manufacturing technologies, UAP used a 3D scanner and robotic router to translate the artist’s wooden, upscaling and casting it to create the set of painted aluminium parrot editions.
Emily Floyd is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.