Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 12" x 10" x 7"
Found Object Assemblage

This found object assemblage started with the birds nest I found 2 weekends ago in the tall grass at the base of Soldier Mountain Ski Resort. It is very well built and appears to have blown off a building ledge as there was a little bit of dried paint stuck to the bottom.

I was thinking about the upcoming TVAA Silver Linings Show and how I could weave bits of silver things into the lining of the nest.

Now what to do with the nest with the silver lining....hmm...I tried lots of different ideas such as putting it into a birdhouse (too big) I had all these elaborate bases with silver fringe etc. but then the  simplest stand looked the best. This appears to be some kind of serving dish holder. I found this in a box marked "free" outside the Greek Orthodox Church Garage Sale last year. Any of you that read my blog on a regular basis would have to know my husband wasn't with me that day!

The finishing touch was a retro gold bird I had that was my Aunt Mary's. I like the contrast of the gold and silver and how the little bird is not sure if she would be comfortable in a nest of a different color. What do you think?


emily said...

Love how you used a serving piece as a display, it's perfect! I could almost imagine little strips of paper with little bits of poetry on them.

Rebeca Trevino said...

very sweet! when i read the title, and saw the little bird on top i felt the little bird was just learning to fly and wasn't sure if it should fly away into the waiting world or stay in the soft comfort of the nest.

Pam McKnight said...

Emily- great idea... and Rebeca I like what you're thinking too!

Diane said...

Love this and yes, I think Emily has a great idea!