Made by Jon Keller
To make this little bird I made paper mache using tissue paper and white glue . The tissue paper , once dry , give a nice smooth surface . The hand was made using aluminum foil to make a form . Then I covered it with paper mache . The leaves were rolled out flat on wax paper , then , when dry enough to handle , I gave them some shape . Wire was used for the armature that holds everything together . Inside the beak is a wire that is attached to the center of the flower . That is the wire that supports the bird. The bird was made from wood , then covered with paper mache . Everything was painted white , and then vanished with antique colored varnish.