I've been making a flock. There are more to come. See the archive, the month of March, for images and posts about other felted birds that are part of this collection.
This project, like so many of my projects, is as much about repetition as it is about the themes that emerge in process. In discussing this project, I realize that it has begun to express a point of transition (from one color to the next, crossing through an invisible plane in space). The birds' media (felted wool, alpaca, mohair, etc. fibers) indicates a certain softness within the not always gentle experience of change.
So, here we stand in the face of change... I'm grateful for these birds as symbolic vessels of protection, collected like the fibers of a security blanket.