An Upcycled Bird

For about a year I used a lovely pink purse that I bought online for the grand sum of $9.  When the zipper broke I knew immediately what to do. Make a bird. Only remotely did I think that perhaps I should have it repaired. It made me think about how artists often see the world around them in a different way. They see the possibilities in a broken purse, an old scarf or a worn wool jacket. They watch a documentary about the Loch Ness monster and design a pillow. Their daughter has a fascination with dinosaurs and a series of albino “taxidermy” dinosaur heads is created.

Okay, I’m talking about me. But you know, artists in general.

I made this little bird for a dear friend who turned 50 last week. I love how it turned out.


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