A few years ago while visiting the Denver Art Museum, one of the zillion treasures on view were a few “feather baskets” in the Native American collection.  I thought one of my niches in the great big tree reliquary sculptures would be beautiful lined with feathers…

So I stashed a note in my head that day.  Early the next morning while drinking tea in a condo on the ski hill I scribbled a note “line with feathers” into my sketchbook.  I have about as many ideas for art as the art museum has objects (yup – a zillion).  Luckily this is one idea I have begun to explore in my art:

Glueing each feather, one at a time...

Glueing each feather, one at a time…

"Feathering"

Beginning to glue layers of feathers into the hand-carved niche…

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Using feathers like a pallet of paint…