Atlantic Puffin

Fratercula arctica

 

“Ruffled” is a recent interactive artwork in which “living” portraits of birds are reinvented by using technology. Each “Ruffled” has been designed with its own particular mannerisms and beauty. Some birds are very expressive, while others tend to have a mora subtle behaviour.

 

This species is well adapted for life at sea, with their short wings designed to swim underwater with a flying technique. Flying in the air is a bit harder, as the Puffin has to flap its wings rapidly to take off and normally fly close to the surface of the water. When they land, these birds are even clumsier, crashing or bellyflopping into waves.