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Art Show: Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials

Abraham's Crow

by Jason Lyons

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Art: Abraham's Crow by Artist Jason Lyons
This Item was inspired with the keys and other misc. parts from an old 1940's typewriter. I the typewriter was given to me by the widow of a neighbor whose husband named Abraham passed away. He was somewhat of a neighborhood historian and I can only imagine the works/letters that had come from that typewriter.

The body took shape from an old pair of tin snips and a hanging garage light, I even found a vintage bulg to put back into the light. This where the typewriter comes in, I imagined the black keys could be used to represent the ruffled feathers and fill out the crow. The left wing is where another major portion of the typewriter ended up. Using the actual letter arms/strikers I formed the ribs of the wing then by layering and welding old spoon handles to that I created the effect of feathers running down the wing. Finding a piece of driftwood was the solution for the right wing being the exact shape and size I needed I knew exactly what it was to be. All the rest is peced together from various parts of that same old typewriter. I think Abraham would be proud.

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Detail Image for art Abraham's Crow


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