Painted birds

Browsing the web seeking punk photos from Derek Ridgers i stumbled upon this picture (left) of Soo Catwoman, by John Tiberi (1978), icon of the london punk culture.

It immediately reminds me this shoot (right) of Kirsten McMenamy taken by Jurgen Teller in 1996 for Versace.


What is the « Painted bird« ?

And also a song by Siouxsie Sioux, friend of Soo Catwoman and other icon of punk culture