Under Her Wing

A photo of Sheida Soleimani looking closely at the outstretched wing of a small bird.
Jörg Meyer

Nicknamed Bird Girl in college, Sheida Soleimani, an assistant professor of fine arts at Brandeis and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, takes care of injured crows, songbirds, owls, and other winged creatures in her home aviary in Providence, Rhode Island.

Read more to discover how she weaves this healing passion into startling, acclaimed multimedia collages about — and for — a wounded world.