Materials: A stuffed cat, my real cat, bra under wire, pop can, toy and game pieces, old jewelry, fur coat, pop can, glitter, paint, thread
Dimensions: 10″ x 7″ x 5″
On exhibit now through May 6 at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana as part of the “Another’s Treasure” art from recycled materials exhibit. Opening reception on April 22 from 5:30-7.
I’ve been working on this series of little birds made out of parts of toys, broken jewelry, an old fur coat, and a few other scraps of things.
I’m working on a display for them next, and a name will come later as well, but they are fun little guys, so I tool photos of them individually before combining them into something bigger. They’re a work in progress.
Click on any of the images below to get a closer look.
Here’s the line up:
Unnamed Bird. 4″ x 4″ 2016.x 4″.
Unnamed Bird. 3″ x 3″ x 5″. 2016.
Unnamed Bird. 4″ x 4″ x 4″. 2016.
Unnamed Bird. 4″ x 5″ x 5″. 2016
Unnamed Bird. 4″ x 2″ x 6″. 2016.
Shots in the snow at a less-complete stage:
And at the beginning stages when you could see what they’re made of:
They move in a sweet and wonderful way that, unfortunately, can’t really be part of the final display. While I was photographing them, I noticed the way the wind would catch them and make them bob. Here’s a sample with chirping birds in the background:
I’ve been working on some new art lately. I’m enjoying the array of materials on my table!
I finished this piece last week and just found out it was accepted as part of a local art show.
It’s made from a stuffed animal, cat hair, found fabric, and beads.
This weekend I’m working on photos of my recent work including this piece called “Little Needs” that I made from an old fur coat, a stuffed animal, old jewelry, gold leaf, and beads. Other than the beads and thread, I didn’t buy any of it–it was all random stuff I found here and there.