Sunday, January 17, 2010

Minimalist bird





I like things where the artist did as little as possible, and it worked. After cutting the outline of this bone bird, all the artist added was a cut swirl to indicate a wing. It might be Native-American.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice. Looks like a ptarmigan.

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  2. Thanks, Robert. I had to look up ptarmigan. Now I know it's an Arctic bird, about the size of a small chicken.

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  3. The marrow gives it a curious presence. Isn't Robert a gem? Ptarmigan!

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  4. Since those birds are all over Alaska, I'm wondering if the material might be whalebone, adding to the likelihood that it's Native American.

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