How did I start on the birds? I was preparing for a papier mache workshop – showing the pre-school teachers at Washington International School how to make vessels and sculptures using tissue paper and newspaper over armatures. I had to make a few samples to show the sculptural technique, so I made a couple of mockups to show the steps, using toilet paper rolls and other cards stock, like food cartons, and wire.
I had so much fun making the demos, that I kept on going. Starting with random strips of newspaper.
Then, I started covering them with other materials – all found and recycled, and they took on themes.
Next, strips of flyers, left over from Chinese New Year (2017 is the year of the Rooster, so I made a chick).
To be continued.