I have the habit of re-doing my art projects until I get them just right. This piece came from one of my re-do’s. I loved the bird, the wire cage and the bird’s wire “birthday hat.” Unfortunately, I didn’t love the substrate which housed him. While trying to find a new home for my bird, I was also trying to figure out what to do with the cool frame. It was a little damaged and couldn’t hold glass in its present condition. Then the two ideas came together. . . . bird cage in a frame. I’m rather happy with it.
I used very old wire to make the bird cage. I twisted the wires together and made a loop for the top. I then clipped the loop onto a clipboard, and formed the sides and front of the birdcage.