Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Bird on a Wire


Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 16 stencils

2013 ~ 3 x 4” ~ 8 x 10 cm

Edition 60, artist proofs 6

This Blue jay art is inspired by birds who would get drunk on fermented berries in the fall. They perched on electric wires and leaned at odd angles.

I noticed some birds hanging out on the wires near my house one day, which became the germination point for this blue bird art. When my husband and I lived in the Maritimes I often noticed in the fall, birds descending on any berries left on the trees or bushes. As it got later into the fall the berries would become fermented, and sometimes you would see a bird on a wire, staggering about, or perched at odd angles. Birds have even been seen falling off wires!
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, to make the artwork more interesting. This blue bird art depicts a blue jay 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 Corvid 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. Tool makers, that is one smart bird!

This serigraph has participated in the following International Exhibits;

2015 ‘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 ‘35th Mini Print International of Cadaques’ Wingfield Barns Art Centre, Wingfield, United Kingdom
2015 ‘35th Mini Print International of Cadaques’ Tharrats Printmaking Fd., Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
2015 ‘35th Mini Print International of Cadaques’ Galerie L’Etangd’Art in Bages, France
2014 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, International Biennial Art Miniature, Galerie du Rift, Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada