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Art Show: The Secret Life of Ordinary Things

The Nest

by Jen Osborn

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Art: The Nest by Artist Jen Osborn
The Nest is a personal project on combining nature with fabric to create art. The branch was found in our yard after a storm and sparked the idea of a felt nest nestled among it's arms. This was my first attempt at using felt to sculpt an object. The nest is composed of hand stitched felt leaves, unspun silk and handmade dyed paper that I stitched closed with floss and green beads. The nest is hung in an old vegetable crate that I dry brushed with titan buff acrylic paint. The yarn at the bottom is from Plucky Fluff.

Detail Images

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felt attached with beads at corners

Detail Image for art The Nest

close-up of stitching on nest

Detail Image for art The Nest

detail of leaf hand-stitching


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