For the Birds

Karen Johnson's avatar Karen Johnson

Mixed media piece using found objects, drawing and collage to create a collage of 60 or more birds. Unframed piece is 30-in wide x 60-in high (AT THIS POINT MY SIZE IS FLEXIBLE). Before moving back home to Michigan, my husband and I owned a house in Ohio. In the backyard there was an enormous fir tree that was once the previous owners' live Christmas tree. We watched all kinds of bird activity going in and out of that tree. Humming birds flew from the tree to a feeder by our porch and then back to the tree for protection. There were so many varieties of birds and conversations, I imagined it as a huge condominium complex filled with people going about their everyday life. In addition to the birds, rabbits and who knows what else took cover under the low branches. I am hoping to depict that in my piece with all of the mediums representing the different bird varieties.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3-in
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 60 inches