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studio piece: house with wings #1
$625.00

studio piece: house with wings #1

We have an ongoing conversations around here about the place we call home. The first sketches for this piece came after one of those conversations. We think it captures the qualities of home that we value: the container that holds our essential wildness. Where dreams take flight...

The piece you see here stands on its own. The bird & brush perspective on it is an original painting by Kai - eight layers of paint & ink, over a hand-sanded gesso ground. (Just so you know, the second layer also has a secret wish handwritten in graphite. As additional paint layers are added, the graphite blurs & blends until it becomes part of the entire piece...) It's on a slice of elm from a tree in North Dakota that was cut down in an attempt to stop Dutch Elm disease. The wings are carved from corral board - old fenceposts reclaimed from a Wyoming farm - with a crimson ground & gold metal leaf.

[Please note: this is the original sculpture of the house with wings, taken from the sketches in Kai's studio notebook. While we may offer a version of this in the future, this is currently the only one available.]

  • dimensions: 11" W x 12 3/4" H x 7/8" D x 11" w (with wing span)
  • the perspective on the piece was painted here in the studio with our unique bird & brush process:  the final piece has at least eight layers of paint, ink, & graphite (including a secret handwritten wish...)
  • Kai's signature of authenticity on the back
  • natural grain on the back exposed to show the story of wood
  • shipping included

          This piece was created by Kai Skye in December 2020. Read More

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            • dimensions: 11" W x 12 3/4" H x 7/8" D x 11" w (with wing span)
            • the perspective on the piece was painted here in the studio with our unique bird & brush process:  the final piece has at least eight layers of paint, ink, & graphite (including a secret handwritten wish...)
            • Kai's signature of authenticity on the back
            • natural grain on the back exposed to show the story of wood
            • shipping included

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                    This piece was created by Kai Skye in December 2020. Read More