Monday, 14 November 2011

Ghosts of Gone Birds - Su Blackwell

If you haven't checked out the artist collective (Ghosts of Gone Birds), I highly recommend doing so.  I may be a bit biased, since it is a collection of art pieces devoted to raising awareness about bird conservation. BUT, there are some incredible artists contributing some incredible art to the cause. Everything from watercolor to installations, from Margaret Atwood to Kai and Sunny.

Artists are raising money for Birdlife International's Preventing Extinction Programme: "we are raising a creative army for conservation through a series of multimedia exhibitions and events that will breathe artistic life back into extinct bird species"

Anyways... enough about bird conservation.  One of the members of the "creative conservation army" is Su Blackwell.  She makes art out of old books and dresses, and I think she's just great. Here's the piece she made for Ghosts of Gone Birds:
"A box of fading ghosts"
Here's some other gems from her website. Birds feature prominently, as do dresses. As you can imagine, I'm smitten.