by Nikki Toole in New Illustration on Monday 26 March 2012

Many illustrators and photographers have dabbled in the fusion of animal heads and human body parts, but Laura McKellar, a Melbourne-based illustrator, does it with a beauty and wit that makes her a standout. Her commitment to illustration seems effortless as she takes on a range of commissioned and personal projects, each revealing her distinctive style. Her hybrid birds and animals bypass the cutesy and appear in their new forms, as if a spell had been cast upon them.