Setting fire to metal and beating the crap out of it today, for components of a piece, I hope will be in an art exhibit.
The only documented nesting of the Willow Flycatcher in Mississippi occurs at Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuge. I have sculpted each bird and some of the leaves from silver plate spoons I bought one Summer at Coldwater Trade Days. The piece will include copper, carnelian, red jasper, jade and green banded agate to suggest the colors of nature where these birds choose to visit during their pre and post-breeding migratory season. Everything will hang from an old rusted bolt taken from the old Coldwater bridge.
Update: August 10, 2019
My metal/mixed media sculpture, Willow Flycatchers, was juried in: