I have “assembled” & framed a larger version of the bird nest piece that I have been working on for quite awhile. This version has a background of tree branches drawn in two layers: first on the matboard that the other parts are mounted, but also on an overlay of translucent vellum (also behind the birds, which are raised up on another layer of matboard).
The bird sketch was done last night, after seeing the current exhibition at SAM, which is Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: the Mythic & the Mystical. This features Mark Tobey & Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, & Guy Anderson.
A fine show, and of course Morris Graves’ birds always catch my eye.