Lovely and Amazing: Bird Box - Contribute - Blue Winged Teal


    © 2011
  • Dimensions (in inches): 2.7 x 5 x 6.5
  • Materials:Wood box, black and white photographs, color reproductions, mica, wire, thread, laser transfer, oil paint, bird feathers.
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


The 3 boxes this series started are part of my great-aunt’s archive. This one includes a book bound in an exposed rigid page coptic style over tapes/split-board binding. Pages are woodcut prints with surface applied color, laser transferred text and oil paintings. At the fore-edge of the three interior pages are wires that hold a swinging panel with laserprint text and painting. The box interior has a recessed compartment with a layer of duck feathers protected by an overglaze of mica. The top inside of the lid has an original photograph taken in the 40’s; the outside lid has an enlargement of the same photograph, with the title etched in a protective layer of mica. Sandwiched between the photo and the mica is free floating teal feather.
Photographs (originals and scanned) are images taken by Denver ornithologist and Camp Fire Girl leader Ruth Wheeler during the years 1944-1950