Saturday, 16 June 2012
My sister takes care of birds.
My sister Olga is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Her specialty is birds. I made this collage in her honor in 1991. As I recall it took a long time and I kept it on my work table adding birds to it every day for months. I wanted it to be "just so".
I used two postcards, published by Dover, of an antique wooden Lady Liberty type statue as the central figures. I kept one postcard intact and carefully cut the figure out of the other. (I thought the wooden lady to be a tree of a sort hence the nest on top of one head and a birdhouse on top of the other.) I then had a good time cutting up a bird field guide by Roger Tory Peterson. The end papers had lovely silhouettes of birds (the cut out lady is pasted to an intact end paper) and I found every variety of bird within the pages of the book. I framed this collage (using UV glass than goodness!) and actually took it out of the frame so I could scan it for The Kollage Kit -I also never had a record of it so it made sense to do it now.
I think this is one of my very best collages.