Open Studios for the Bower birds

Bower birds are AMAZING! The male intentionally arranges a group of objects in a "pleasing way" The female visits bowers and chooses mate on basis of which "art" she likes best. Blue is often a color of choice. This piece in all measures approx. 14" by 22". Background is painted and stamped canvas. Surround is embellished felt and lutradur. Branches are embellished felt and natural branches gathered from my yard after a wind storm.


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Comment by Dalia Bar-Dror on June 2, 2011 at 10:33am

i've just discovered u today, and immediately clicked on the 'stalker' sorry, 'follow' button, so i won't miss any of yr next FAB pieces.

this one is a great and charming piece. i DID hear of these birds' mating ritual before - but never before saw it captured in human art like this! excellent concept! :-)

loved all yr neck pieces, too.

Comment by Michelle Wilkinson on May 21, 2010 at 11:26pm
A very charming and wonderful piece i have never heard of Bower birds but i am so glad i was introduced to them in such a pleasing and very artistic way ! Thanks Mimu !
Comment by Judith McCarthy on May 20, 2010 at 7:33pm
What a lovely piece of work. Bower Birds are amazing aren't they!!Are you entering this in The Challenge for May?
Comment by Charlotte Nunn on May 19, 2010 at 11:58am
Ohhhhhhhhh, Mimu, Mimu, Miiiiiimu!! Isn't this a joy, joy, J-O-Y!! The colours, the birds, the 'found art', your choice of branches/twigs, etc.,etc. - it alllllll works together soooo, sooooo beeeeeeeautifully!! As for the Bower Birds - UNinformed moi!! - I have never heard of them before!! Many, many thanks for introducing them AND for sharing this goooooooorgeous work!! Hugs, Charlotte
Comment by Jane Clark on May 19, 2010 at 4:37am
How wonderful Mimu. I need to go and experiment with more colour!
I love the busy birds at the moment, your work captures this and makes it so charming.
best wishes,
Jane c
Comment by Mimu Rubin on May 18, 2010 at 1:56pm
Thank you, thank you , thank you, Judith-AND You have made my day!
Comment by Judith A. Ferguson on May 18, 2010 at 1:48pm
Once again, you have MADE MY DAY! Here I am slaving away at the sewing machine, when I could be having fun, making masterpieces like you.

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