Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jim Mullan - Vintage Birds

Jim Mullan begins by hand painting each bird, to which he adds a variety of vintage pieces. The unusual relic’s he uses in his sculptures, such as croquet balls, binoculars and old toys, give each inspiring bird its own personality. Objects that were cast aside as useless are used in his designs to demonstrate the fragile balance between nature and industry.

The birds give life to the once forgotten pieces of yesterday. We invite the observer to find warmth, history, and humor in each and every bird sculpture.

The vintage bird collection is on display in Orleans, as part of our Flight: Birds in Art exhibit. See the collection on our website if you can't make it in person!