Bird’s Eye-Full

Parts Series #19: “Bird’s Eye-Full”, 8/18/00, mixed media, 20” x 10 1/4” x 10 1/2“, striped graduated boxes.

At the time I went to make this sculpture, we were buying large containers of bottled water, and (I don’t know why) I began to save the tops of the jars. So when I began to construct this table top work, there they were, waiting to be attached to all four sides of its base, making transportation a rather difficult task to contemplate. The striped boxes may be arranged parallel to each other as well as the way they are pictured here. The swags are made of celastic (a material used in taxidermy), and the eyeball is made of a small styrofoam sphere. And there are my friends, the yellow canary and the pennant, blowing in the implied breeze . . .