Artist: Ryan Slattery
Dimensions of Piece: 71" H x 38" W x 38" D
Mediums/ Materials Used: Singer Sewing Machine, Iron Chandelier, recycled stainless steel laser drops, recycled steel circular base
Inspiration: The singer sewing machine had a beautiful design I wanted to bring to life in a new form. I wasn't positive what form that would be until I looked up, and saw an old chandelier, intricate in its design and malleable in its use. At that moment, the 2 things came together in my mind to form an eclectic bird. The type of bird, wasn't as important as capturing the essence of the long neck of beautiful birds such as ostrich's and emus. I took great care in ensuring the Singer piece flowed along with the body and the legs offered a base design that captured the eye, yet didn't take the viewer away from the main focal point.