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THE FREEDOM BIRD PROJECT
THE STORY

Like many artists in 2020, the effects of the global pandemic meant most of my work for the year was cancelled, including all exhibitions, classes and workshops.

One of these cancellations was a paper bird making workshop aiming to connect the local community creatively by allowing them to contribute a paper bird to a growing sculpture of 3D flying birds. 

I adapted this creative project to still involve and engage people, regardless of the fact that we were all isolating in our homes. I had to make it virtual, of course, hence the birth (or hatching) of ‘The Freedom Bird Project’.

 

To date we have received 200+ birds and the project is still going strong!

THE PROJECT IDEA

A PDF document of a bird stencil is freely available to anyone that would like to participate. Print it from home, follow the instructions on how to make the bird and using your own creativity - paint/colour/decorate in any way you desire. The bird can then be sent via post to my studio to be hung as part of the installation.

For ideas and tutorials head over to our FB & IG @thefreedombird project

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART?

Everyone is welcome…kids, adults, crafters, artists and all in between!

Come and join a growing collection of birds from people around your neighbourhood, and neighbourhoods around the world! 

Let’s watch it grow together.

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