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Shop Sign Bird Houses

A series of seven bird houses made from salvaged shop signs and crate material. The folds in the material are unmeasured resulting in a series of irregular coloured shapes. The regularity of forms that populate our modern man made environment are driven by the economical use of materials and machinery. An invitation to use waste material is also an invitation to use wasteful geometry that is non-the less as quick to create as a regular form. Seen together, a logical rhythmic quality seems to appear.

The houses were made for the charity auction 'The Birds, The Bats & The Bees' held at Phillips de Pury & Company held in June 2008. The project is an initiative of Arts Co.