# 0065

Seagulls┬┤ feathers

Living Thing, Several Things, Common, Gathered, Polymers, Months

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Use as quills for writing with ink.

Present Uses

These amazing artefacts are probably found in many homes after people collected them when visiting seaside beaches, so their main function today is the aesthetic pleasure they give people and the memories that each artefact carries.

Present Impact

Today, in many fishing ports and urban centres by the sea, the gulls are either loved, tolerated or hated because they are scavengers able to eat a wide variety of foods, including waste human food.

Technical Data

Class of Material

Polymers

Bio-temporal-geographical Data

Residence time (How long does the matter/material/artefact stay in an unaltered state in the location/context/system before it decay?)

Months

How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

Nourish it

Ontological-cosmological Data

awe and beauty

How would you like to be with this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

Always have a feather in my house because I admire these free-spirited birds as they wheel and glide on the air currents.

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

Live alongside it and learn to observe their habits. They are intelligent birds with whom one can build a certain communication. Let them nest where they want.