Eighteen Pence

I made two of these for a festival. One for me and one for my BFF. They’re not great… They look home made but that’s good. I Have a bit of an obsession picking up feathers from the floor and I put them in a vase on my window sill… Or in the glove box of my car… Or in my hand bags to be found weeks later all scuffed up. The majority of feathers that I had were pigeon feather. Predictable. So I bought a pair of Blue Jay wings from eBay for £6. When they arrived then stank!  As they were decaying bone and all… I had to wear rubber gloves and pull the feathers off. My uncle is a taxidermist and I remember seeing his basement when I was a kid… Something out of a horror movie? Not really. I’ve not seen him for about twenty years but I still remember. During this process I pretended that I was him.

I made two of these for a festival. One for me and one for my BFF. They’re not great… They look home made but that’s good. I Have a bit of an obsession picking up feathers from the floor and I put them in a vase on my window sill… Or in the glove box of my car… Or in my hand bags to be found weeks later all scuffed up. The majority of feathers that I had were pigeon feather. Predictable. So I bought a pair of Blue Jay wings from eBay for £6. When they arrived then stank! As they were decaying bone and all… I had to wear rubber gloves and pull the feathers off. My uncle is a taxidermist and I remember seeing his basement when I was a kid… Something out of a horror movie? Not really. I’ve not seen him for about twenty years but I still remember. During this process I pretended that I was him.

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