Bird Book 2003
plaster, wood, watercolour, wax, 12"x18"x4"
Four carved birds are propped against a cast plaster book. The work examines the representation of birds using contrast and variation. From left to right, a pure white bird is followed by a white bird that has been smudged, and then a bird painted with all colours until they saturate into blackness, the last carved wooden bird has a dappled brown surface.