Wendy Tanner | Birds of a Feather | Winner of the SWELL Smalls Art Prize 2024

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‘Birds of a Feather’ pays homage to the indomitable spirit of nature and the ingenuity of repurposed materials. Celebrating the beauty found in humble materials, it highlights the transformative power of art.
Inspired by the graceful flight of birds, Wendy captures the essence of movement and freedom within the rigid constraints of metal fragments. Individual metal pieces were meticulously selected having their own history and purpose.
In a world congested with waste, ‘Birds of a Feather’ transcends the mundane and invites viewers to reevaluate the potential inherent in the discarded.

Materials Steel, copper, brass, glass, wood

Measurements (mm) H 880 W 400 L 400


About Wendy Tanner

Wendy is a teacher and a traveler. Her extensive travels have inspired her artwork and she has shared her skills and enthusiasm with various adult classes and school groups over many years. Her work as an adult ESL teacher has brought her in contact with people from all corners of the earth and has given her an appreciation for how privileged she is to be able to pursue her arts and crafts and how precarious is the state of our fragile planet and its occupants. Her current media is glass and mosaic and she is particularly passionate about recycling and repurposing.

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