‘Chirp!’ is a sculpture I’m donating to 5 x 7 SPLURGE, an event where the proceeds support AMOA-Arthouse exhibitions and public programs right here in Austin, Texas.
On Thursday, April 4, more than 1,000 original works of art created by emerging and established contemporary artists will be available for purchase at the Jones Center.
Each 5 x 7 artwork -- including my sculpture ‘Chirp!’ -- can be bought for $100 by AMOA-Arthouse members and for $150 by non-members. Click here for more information about 5 x 7 SPLURGE or to purchase tickets.
I’m grateful to Libby Tilley, Director of External Affairs, for enlightening me: the 5 x 7 SPLURGE event includes sculpture as well (as long as two of the three dimensions don’t exceed 5 x 7). Otherwise, I’d have thought only canvases measuring 5” x 7” were eligible.
‘Chirp!’ measures 8” x 6” x 5”. I used the tack-and-bend technique and my torch to turn steel strap and 1/4”-round rod into this warbling little creature.
I’m pleased to support the Austin Museum of Art and its programs with the donation of ‘Chirp!’.
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