This gorgeous, richly jewelled bird sculpture in Black, Gold and Diamond was created by Athena Jane using vintage and modern glass and acrylic beads, gems and glass crystals, including recycled and upcycled jewellery from the artist's collection along with handmade Florentine paper and gold metal leaf. Layers of work went into making this little bird, as Jane first sculpted an under structure using Epoxy resin and wire and then gradually added layers of handmade papers, glazes and paint to create an aged feel to the work. Gemstones, beads, upcycled jewellery and tiny glass crystals are hand-picked for each bird and applied painstakingly over many hours. Finally gold metal leaf is added, clinging to traces and painted over for a detailed weathered effect.
Athena Jane began her collection of birds inspired by both Natural History Collections and the opulence of Venice; the traces of history and rich colours she discovered as she walked among the canals and beauty of the city. She made hundreds of sparkling birds, the absolute symbol of freedom - vibrant, colourful, and joyful. many ahve been exhibited in trails through Museum Collections.
This little diamond encrusted black and gold character ready to wing its way out into the world. The sculpture is a completely unique artwork.
Length - beak to tail approx 15cm
Height - claw to top of head approx 13cm
Diamond and Black Sparkling Bird
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