This Exquisitely Exotic Bird has his theatrical, glittering gold and beaded plumage which he just loves to show off. His wings and tail are made from cut glass diamante set in gold metal pieces of vintage and contemporary jewellery. His body is clothed in fine Italian Tassioti Paper with gold metal leaf and then glazed, painted and aged for a crackled antique look.
All these exquisite, jewelled bird sculptures were 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 these birds, as Jane first sculpted an under structure using 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 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. This golden coloured beauty is ready to wing its way out into the world. Each bird is completely unique artwork taking 6-8 hours to create.
Measurements: each bird is approximately
Length - beak to tail approx 15cm
Height - claw to top of head approx 13cm
Superb Exotic Tawny Sparkle Finch
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