Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Malarus Cyaneus

This idea came about from an exhibition proposal with Katie Jacobs and Rohani Osman entitle New Holland (Veni Vidi Vici)

It is a mounted head of a superb fairy wren on a slice of pine.
The body is bits of hand made felt sewn together with a vivid blue thread. It has been nuno felted on to black silk using alpaca fleece, suri locks and gold silk fibres.
The mount is a piece of pine i found around the farm. It has been sanded, has a few coats of shellac and topped with gloss.

I ended up giving this to a friend for their birthday.


Mark Whiting said...

Beautiful. I love the way the panelling is done.

Britt said...

Thanks Mark,
It only ended up being made like that because i have not yet learned how to needle felt... I had very limited time and picking up a new skill was not in the schedule :)