Bird on a Wire
Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 16 stencils
2013 ~ 3 x 4” ~ 8 x 10 cm
Edition 60, artist proofs 6
I noticed some birds hanging out on the wires near my house one day, which became the germination point for this piece. When my husband and I lived in the Maritimes I often noticed in the fall, birds descending on any berries left in the trees or bushes. As it got later into the fall the berries could become fermented, and sometimes you would see the birds, staggering about on the wires, or perched at odd angles.
I used a blue jay in this piece, instead of a smaller song bird, because the blue bird has such striking markings, and because I have this wonderful thing I like to use, called an artistic license. This blue bird art depicts a bird from the corvid family of birds which includes crows, ravens, magpies and jays. I love this whole group of birds, and over time they have all appeared in my artwork. This family group is on the smartest branch of the bird tree, ravens have even been observed bending a stick to make a hook to get at food. That is one smart bird!
This serigraph has participated in the following International Exhibits;
‘Worldwide art, color and meditation’, Kulturbunker Cultural Center in Cologne-Mühlhei, Germany 2015
35th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Girona, Spain 2015
BIMPE VIII Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 2014
13th Lessedra World Print Annual – Mini Print 2014, Lessedra Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 2014
BIMPE VIII Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada 2014
BIMPE VIII Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada 2014
IBAM, 2014 International Biennial Art Miniature, Galerie du Rift, Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada 2014