Bird Friends Series

2012 ArtPrize Entry
Add to Collection

Through The Bird Friends Series, I wanted to celebrate the many familiar birds around our home. Our neighborhood is heavily populated with energetic robins, and one day, I spotted this robin sitting atop the eave above our bedroom, calmly watching. Something about its confident stance was reassuring and inspiring. Later this spring, when a weary robin's newly-hatched nest was raided in our yard, I felt compelled to pay tribute to this wonderfully ordinary creature through Watchbird. When I hear an owl, I immediately pause and listen. That sound resonates within me. In that quiet dark that greets nocturnal creatures, I find myself most creative and energized. My relationship with the deep night hours took on new purpose after the birth of my daughter when I frequently found myself wondering who else was stirring. My daughter's earliest vocalizations were earnest "hoo"s that warmed my soul, inspiring me to create Night Owl.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: aluminum can tiles sewn onto coffee burlap
  • Width: 19 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 14 inches

Venue & Connection Information

The mosaics are intended to be displayed on a wall indoors and out of direct sunlight. They are best appreciated when the viewer can experience them closely.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

About Claudia

Vote for this Entry

Vote Code: 52909

This entry is showing at

A map showing The B.O.B.
The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation
Opening Day
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Mon-Thurs
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Fri & Sat
12:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Get directions →

Tagged Under