ann wood:

 I live in Brooklyn New York near beautiful Prospect Park. I make things, paint, and draw for my life and livelihood.  I work with mostly found, and salvaged materials, many of them vintage or antique garments. There is  a kind  of  affection and tenderness in the re-use and re-purposing of things that were once personal and perhaps treasured possessions. Much of my inspiration comes from these materials as well as from many of the ideas I have been infatuated with my whole life : smallness, intricacies, miniaturization, collections, repetition; lost or abandoned things discovered and rescued; the idea of haunted and enchanted places, things and creatures; the setting of a tiny stage.

the birds:

 My birds are either one of a kind or in very small quantities. They are made from mostly vintage and antique fabrics and garments. A beautiful edwardian gown inspired my very first birds and you can see a picture of a victorian wedding dress that's being incorporated into birds here. The birds are stuffed with wool and are approximately 3 and 1/2 inches tall. All birds come with a name tag and in a fancy box.
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