Friday, November 22, 2013

my funky fun new art series: lovebirds

My little lovebird series is mixed media: ink, acrylic, glitter specks, paper, coffee filter, nails, wood and wire.  These mini artworks are mounted to wood that I found here at our farmhouse in Saint Olaf, Iowa. Each piece has been imagined, embellished, and created with love.

One of my favorite things about living in rural Iowa is observing the wildlife. Watching the birds fly from one birdhouse-filled tree to the next, I imagine the little bird families interacting with each other. Each little work of art is its own narrative of daily life and events.

I've had a growing fascination with birds that has become greater since I moved to Iowa. Their sense of community, the miniature houses that fill the trees here at the farm, the winter migration, the way they playfully chase each other through the sky, are all things that have made it easy to imagine these birds as little families and friends. 

I knew when I got the text from my friend Ashley, "He asked!" and she was engaged, I wanted to make her something small, personal, and lovebird themed. So, I created "i do"  and the lovebird series was born.

 I hope you've enjoyed this little tour through my imagination.  
These love birdies flew south for the winter and can be found soon at The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro, NC.  

Opening Night:  CVA [200 N Davie St., Greensboro, NC] Friday, Dec. 6th between 6:00-9:00pm.


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