Steampunk Birdie!

We showed this 11” paper mache (made from recycled paper of course) Bird on a Pedestal at the recent CHA show in California. If you’re looking for something to decorate, this bird is a lot of fun. We gave a class at CHA and everyone made the most wonderful creations!

I have always loved the Steampunk art movement. For those of you that are not familiar with this style, it is (in a nut shell) art that is based on elements from the Industrial Age era (1850’s to early 1900’s) combined with fantasy or out-of-context elements. Jules Verne is responsible for much of my Steampunk enthusiasm. One of my favorite movies (visually) is Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea—a perfect example of Steampunk. Anyway, when we were creating our paper mache product line (we call them “substrates”) I couldn’t resist making this little birdie sitting on a pedestal, sitting on a ball. I thought it would make a great object to do in the Streampunk style. I taught a class at CHA and all the variations of this same bird were amazing! I am always blown away by the creative interpretations of others, so here is my version and one of the class participants. They were all fantastic. I would love to see what anyone else does with this little bird sculpture.
– Julia

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