This piece was included in a show at Ateljé 19 (my figure drawing group) last weekend. The red flowers seem to be a recurring theme – here with some daisy-like flowers which I now feel are rather ‘obvious’. I prefer not to be too specific with the organic objects but here they sit nicely along the green background.
The Hybrid Hen was one of my contributions to this year’s Konstiga Rundan, a local art trail around the village lake. It was constructed using recycled materials – plastic coffee bags on a structure of old wire and chicken nets. The white ‘feathers’ were made from a roll of re-inforced plastic that one of my brothers rescued from the skip outside his workplace. The coffeebags were donated by friends – and collected over several months – Thank you all! The HH looked fantastic from a distance – she glinted in the sunshine and was hard to miss!
The Hairy Rat
This creature was made for a local outdoor art exhibition in place over the summer. I covered the frame made out of chicken netting with birch and fir twigs from already felled trees. Eyes are pieces of glass from bowls found at a charity shop. It was a fun, hands-on project!