free as a bird

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one of our readers, annaliese, emailed me a little while back about a sculpture she had created that she wanted to share. she didn’t send any photos but her description was enough to peak my curiosity. i asked her to send along some photos as well, and here they are! read on for the description of the sculpture in her words…

“i made a tree branch grow forth from inside of an unwanted book, bringing life to the pages whose words have been forgotten, left in a charity shop where its bright green cover with a black silhouette of a forest and frolicking rabbits dancing about the undergrowth caught my gaze and sparked my imagination. within the grasp of the branch i made a nest from lines of text that i built up to become a home for a family of birds. above the nest the last bird is flying the nest, facing the time of flight or fall, beating its wings against the invisible air to reach that open sky its desperate gaze is locked onto, leaving behind an empty nest where a single feather lays, lingering like a memory, a remnant of the past.

the book is called “the forest lovers” and was the only material used for this sculpture with glue to bind its former flat pages together.”

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what a beautiful description and sculpture! thanks so much for sharing, annaliese.

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pharmacy technician -June 3, 2010, 9:20PM

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

regina -June 21, 2010, 11:16PM

its incredible… thats creativity and talent!!!

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