Stray Birds One


    © 2020
  • Dimensions (in inches): 5.8 x 5 x 1.75
  • Materials:sized paper, oil paint, wood bark, pine needles, forest lichen, epoxy resin, mica, ink, unryu paper, cast acrylic, book board, book cloth
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


Four panel accordion book painted one side with forest scene and hand-painted text, tinted on reverse, cased into detached covers of laminated treebark simulating paper. Housed in a single tray drop-spine box. The book rests on a cast resin/acrylic platform in the box tray.

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.

Be still my heart. These great trees are prayers.