I'm a bit obsessed with birds as of late.
Actually it all started back in May. Right before I left for The Vermont Studio Center my mother called me and told me about a dream she had in which my great-grand mother came to visit me in the form of a bird on my terrace.
Since then I haven't been able to shake the birds! I'm drawing them, I'm painting them, and the other day while I was printing photos of birds and shuffling through my deck of Bird Wisdom cards, an enormous pigeon flew onto the window sill of my 4th floor studio and poked his head in to take a look at the work on my painting table. Folks, I kid you not!
So, I got this idea for bird forms and just went with it. I have no idea what it is. I think it's actually a sketch for the next step of....whatever this is.
What you're looking at are bird forms cut out of a double-sided digital printout which is then coated with natural beeswax that I ordered from The Wax Works. (Needless so say-they smell heavenly!)
On one side of each bird form is a photo of an old house or plantation, and on the other side is sheet music from an old hymn called "Spirit of God, Descend upon my Heart". I'm all but sure this will be the working title.
But what I really want to know is: Do you think I nullified the one year warranty on my 9.99 euro iron by using it to melt bees wax?