10″ x 12″ A little bird told, an assemblage piece, is part of my bird series of art. This piece began a long time ago, when I was a little girl and my visits with daddy would begin with him telling me that a little bird told him one thing or another about me. I sometimes wished that bird would keep its secrets safe. Here, the bird sits on a nest of barbed wire and secrets, while little by little, the secrets escape.
Having broken through the glass, truth breaks free of the protective bubble. The bird is metal and clutches in its beak a metal chain holding a scroll. The base is an antique oil lamp wall mount.
Above, you can see the truer colors of the piece. The brown and black are paints just the way they were found. Note the beautiful scrollwork of the iron holder. They just don’t make things like this anymore.
Whether you let your secret birds fly of try to hold them close, the piece may speak to you.
By Heather Brush. For sale.