This mixed media collage/assemblage is done on a stretched canvas frame that has been layered in assorted craft paper, ephemera and vintage sheet music. Then trees were sculpted, painted white, crackled and aged to look like the bark of birch trees. Finally, the birds were placed and topped off with wings that were made from paper clay, embossed, silver leafed, aged and sealed.
Baker's Birds in Birch was inspired looking out at my brother's window and into his pasture. I noticed all the beautiful white birch trees adorned with the spring time birds.