I like to make birds out of stone. I think it’s because of how weightless birds appear when in flight. It is fun to make them out of something as heavy and earthbound as stone. It also affords me the opportunity to play with color and texture in new and interesting ways.
Stone birds on the wall
These days I like to make small wall hanging birds. Most recently they have been 12“ x 12“ and I have them framed locally by Frugal Framer. Someday I will start selling pieces like this on Etsy. In the meantime, if you see one you like, or can imagine your perfect bird, contact me at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Birds in the garden
I’ve made two garden guardians of birds. The great blue heron is still one of my favorite pieces; I loved working with the Blue Bahia, a very hard to find and vividly colored stone from Brazil.
“Birds of Every Feather
“Birds Of Every Feather“ was the first mosaic I completed for my public art project in Norfolk, Virginia. it’s all native birds. I used a variety of pebbles and marbles for the eyes. One of my favorite pictures is of a bunch of disembodied bird heads with shiny eyes staring at me.
Other mosaic birds
Birds turn up all over the place in my mosaic work!