I came across the most exquisite creations and wrote to Claire Brewster to ask if I could share them with you. I should first admit that I am a bird lover of the oddest kind. My kids call me the 'bird lady', I like to collect anything that has to do with birds, even soundtracks. Strange, I know, but when you move countries often, and find that each has their own individual sound...you sometimes miss the sounds of another.
Claire creates from nature in more ways than one. She takes her inspiration from the environment she lives in...London. Her installations represent flora and fauna from the world around her and imagined locations. " Her birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity". As an Expat, I can relate to this. :)
"Claire Brewster's work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted and giving new life to the obsolete. Claire uses old and out of date maps and atlases as her fabric with which to create her intricate, delicate and detailed cut outs"
It is the intricacy and delicacy of her work that I find so appealing...and...the whimsical names she puts to each piece.
If you are interested in learning more about Claire's work, you can view her site here or write to her... firstname.lastname@example.org
|'Whatever you got, I want it'|
|'I have seen the great bear, I have'|
|'From a Dark Heart'|
|'Humming over London'|
|'Don't Spoil It For The Rest Of Us (Zebra Finches)'|
Claire isn't the only 'craft bird' in the nest..
(sorry, I know it's silly, but I just had to say it...call it 'bird lady' speak)
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