This darling curious little bird has been taking a curious look at me ever since he popped into creation. It is a particularly richly decorated sparkling bird in black, gold and pearl and was created using a gorgeous starlike brooch for the main tail centrepiece, as well as parts of a glittering vintage necklace from the artist's collections, plus vintage and modern glass and acrylic beads, gems and glass crystals. It is adorned with a luxurious handmade Chinese paper and gold metal leaf.
Layers of work went into making this tiny bird, as Jane first sculpted an under structure using Epoxy resin and wire and then gradually added layers of handmade paper, 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 or Silver metal leaf is added and painted over for a detailed weathered effect. Each bird takes between 7 and 8 hours to create. And no two are ever alike. Each bird is a totally unique artwork.
Athena Jane began her collection of birds inspired by the opulence of Venice and the traces of history and rich colours she discovered as she walked among the canals and beauty of the city. She has made hundreds of sparkling birds, the absolute symbol of freedom- vibrant, colourful, and joyful. Each and every one is different. They have been exhibited in several museums and this irresistable curious bird is ready to fly to a new home.
Length - beak to tail approx 15cm
Height - claw to top of head approx 13cm
Splendid Curious Golden Sparkle Finch
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