159 - My Garden Visitor

Size of Art 8' x 10'
Framed Size 8' x 10'
Original Sold Oct 2013

I learned how to press straw a few years ago but up until now only used it to make birdhouses, window sills and other simple designs. This design was made with 100% pressed straw. The bird was designed with strips of straw with added cuttings to enhance this fine feathered friend. The flowers and leaves, however, were much more complex to make. They were made from pieces which were cut and angled to reflect the veins in a leaf and to add dimension to the flower petals. A lot more effort went into this design than one might have thought. I hope you like it! Botanicals include: straw, straw & more straw, some of which were dyed.