29 August 2007

off they flew

off they flew

hello there. first before i forget - thanks for being glad the documentary project is back and thanks for all the support on my print. i'm shocked at how quickly the stitched print sold out. it's really so nice! if i had known i would have made the stitched edition larger - as so many kind people have emailed saying they want a stitched one. because of that... i'm generating a list of folks who want to be the first to know when a stitched print launches again. i'm thinking it will be very very similar to the last print - just a different colorway. email me if you want on that list.

now... i'm very excited to announce that i'm part of a show at the little bird gallery where the proceeds benefit griffith park - which suffered greatly in the fire in LA a few months ago. i remember being in that park as a child actually......

what is really great is that wendy , gwen , alena , jessica , and ali are all in the show too. as well as mylissa - who runs the gallery, and her husband! it should be a really fun show. plus it's a good cause. each bird is $100.

my bird for off they flew

this is what i ended up doing to my bird. this was actually the piece i used to get back into studio mode from japan. i was cleaning the studio and going through all this yarn and i thought... hey.... let's wrap the bird. i thought about the idea of growth - rebirth after a fire - and so it's variegated green... with little buds of felt growth. i might have been channelling christo ... heh heh. but really i think a lot about wrapping and what it means. it's protective - it's decorative - it can be too tight.... you get the idea.

be sure and contact the gallery if you are interested in getting a bird and helping a good cause.

happy wednesday!

23 comments:

Tracy said...

fantastic cause. well done my friend!

sk8ordiehard said...

so beautiful, and what a wonderful group of artists!
best wishes getting back into the studio, too!
xoxo

A Fanciful Twist said...

What a truly great thing. It inspires me to want to help. I too loved your print! And the docu work, I adore it. Love the photos! xxo

Meredith said...

beautiful. it makes me want to hold it. i also really like the show card.

Anke said...

Dearest Lisa, we are back from Sweden (email to follow soon!). I'm in love with the stitched prints (and with the photo of the print hanging over the iron cast bed,too). Beautifully done as is your bird. Wrapping is totally the way to go here... it reminds me of caterpillars morphing into butterflies...transitions...
Lots of hugs, A.

cruststation said...

It's so wonderful to see blog friends come together to help a good cause. Your bird is beautiful, again I love how you came to wrapping it in green with the meaning of rebirth...

pat said...

What a great contribution! Griffith Park has good memories for me, too. Did you go to the zoo when you were little, picnics,the observatory, the theater to hear concerts?

bugheart said...

i love
your piece...
heh heh
i thought
of knitting
it a little suit.
xo

ladylinoleum said...

Hmmmm...Bri and I should probably hit that opening too. Are you coming down here for that?

shari said...

love your bird. sounds like a great show!

amisha said...

this sounds wonderful... what a good cause! and the bird is fantastic. intrigued by your thoughts on wrapping... thank you for sharing them!
xox

julie said...

Oh so lovely - very nice greens!!
Such a good cause and idea.

We had a similar idea with cows and penguins all over T.A.

Have a lovely weekend xx

limonete said...

very good cause. and very special bird
:-)

Molly said...

Just discovered your blog and have fallen in love.

true nature said...

wrapped! i would have never thought of that before, :) you've been such a busy artist this summer!

dandelion said...

This is great lisa - and a brilliant cause... i love the idea of the bird being 'wrapped'...x

lisa s said...

hello friends... so glad you like my kooky wrapped bird!!

anke... looking forward to an email...

pat... yup - all of that. griffith park is pretty cool.

mav said...

what a wonderful bird!

comfies said...

wonderful bird! wonderful!

simple me said...

I love that bird. the colours, the textures, the concept, beautiful.

treasuring said...

oooh, i love your bird. that color combination is fantastic. it reminds me of spring and fall at the same time. great work!

gracia said...

Off They Flew looks and sounds wonderful... can't get enough of those feathered companions myself. What is it about birds that makes them so darn appealing? Those beaks... those little feet... those little sweet forms perched high in the tree tops. I'm a fan for sure!

Karen said...

I second gracia's comment! What is it about our feathered friends. Wonderful detailing in yours...