Kristin Schnell


It is thought that there are nearly 10,000 different species of bird. They range from the ostrich, which stands taller than a person, to the bee hummingbird, which weighs less than an acorn. Many, such as the common chiffchaff and willow warbler, look very similar to each other. But each one is adapted to cope with the environment in its own unique way. Kristin Schnell is drawn to the beauty of birds – their colourful shimmering feathers and their uniqueness. Many species are already extinct, underscoring their fragility. Schnell’s practice offers an act of rewildling: centring on the importance of birds: their classification, appreciation and protection. | @kristinschnell