Stray Birds Five


    © 2020
  • Dimensions (in inches): 6.75 x 6 x 1.5
  • Materials:acrylic, paper. botanical printed silk, thread, book board
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


This four panel accordion of sized and painted paper has #150 from Rabindranath Tagore's book Stray Birds. The text appears on both sides of the accordion. The front side is an oil-painted image of golden aspen trees under a blue sky. Cased into book board that has been covered with monoprinted/laser etched paper. Housed in a custom drop-spine box with a dimensional tray base that holds an aspen branch underneath a plexiglass sheet.

Taken from a collection of epigrams by Tagore, who was a Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1913 and considered by many to India's greatest poet. The book was written in Bengalese, then translated into English by Tagore in 1916. Pointed and pithy, many of these poems celebrate the natural world in a clear and concise way that I appreciate and have deemed worthy of creating custom housings for.

Stray Birds by Rabindrnoth Tagore, verse 150 © 1916 "My thoughts shimmer with these shimmering leaves and my heart sings with the touch of this sunlight; my life is glad to be floating with all things into the blue of space, into the dark of time."