I wrote earlier in a post about the brilliant Access Art ‘Share-A-Bird Project’.
The idea is simple, if you are an artist, maker, designer or craftsperson you can get involved by making, sculpting, painting, drawing or printing a bird which you then send to AccessArt. The birds will then be sent out to schools in the UK, and in doing so, artists & makers will be giving the gift of inspiration to many children and their teachers.
I took up the challenge to make one, and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I called mine the ‘Wordy Birdy’. I made the body of the bird from scrunched up newspaper, I cut the wings from card. I covered the whole bird with masking tape and paper machéd it. The feathers are cut-out letters from letterpress and risograph prints I had lying around the studio.
You can find out more about the project by clicking the Access Art logo at the top of the page. To view some of the birds already gifted to the Share-A-Bird project, click here.