Parts Series #42: “Martha’s Bluebirds”

2/21/16, closed 2″ x 8 1/4″ x 8″, open 9″ x 8 1/4″ x 8″. Mixed media: 3 paintbrushes, fake flowers, nest, 5 eggs, ring, tiny hand, tiny green jingle bell, fender washers, split peas with acrylic paint. Donated to the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. 1632 U St., NWDC 2009 to be exhibited in Alchemical Vessels.

This is a mixed media piece that was created to be part of a fund raiser for the Smith Canter for Healing and the Arts, a DC-based organization that has programs to support those having cancer. Many materials and objects went into the making of this piece including but not limited to: 3 paintbrushes, fake flowers, tiny bird’s nest, 5 eggs, ring, tiny plastic hand from who-knows-where, tiny green jingle bell, fender washers, and split peas. The whole is washed over with acrylic paint.