The installation 'Birds of a feather' started as a means of recovery, healing and finding myself following a dark, low point in my life. I experienced the breakdown of a long term relationship, the deaths of two close friends, and the loss of my two rescued pet chickens. All of this happened within a short period of time. I was in an absolute state of despair. My life was in chaos. My shop, my yard, my home- everything - was reflective of the disorder I felt inside. I was depressed and unable to work. Something had to change. I knew if I could start creating again everything would get better. I have two teenage children and the father in me knew that I needed to get to a better place, for the sake of us all. I needed focus. The answer came in the form of an office chair given to me by my recently deceased friend Gerry: I needed to make birds.
- Art form: 3-D
- Depth: Deep
- Medium: Sculpture, found objects
- Year created: 2017