Surprise

One of the volunteers, Diana Marto dressed up as a bird and was assisting others in tying the feathers onto nests in the Commons. The small nests will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency public art project in Pt. Reyes. The project…

Hanging Feathers

The large nest got decorated with many handmade paper feathers. People attached them to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency public art project in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the…

Writing on the Feathers

Many people participated in writing best wishes, prayers, and sayings on the paper feathers. The feathers were then attached to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency public art project in…

Dedication

This was the day when the paper feathers were placed on the large nest. Following this there was a dedication with two performing artists and participants. The large nest is in the Commons and small nests will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in…

Ready to Hang

After completing the making of paper feathers they need to be hung up to dry. The feathers when dried will be attached to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency public…

Waiting

There were a few times when we did not have visitors making nests or paper feathers. Jane Ingram Allen’s project will include the feathers having been made being attached to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane…

Even Two Year Olds Can Make Paper Feathers

One family who stopped by included their two year old daughter. She got to make a paper feather. She had to have a chair to stand in to do it but she did a terrific job in making a paper feather. Her feather and others will be attached to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in…

Two Sisters Making Paper

While it was raining this morning we still had a few visitors who made paper feathers. The feathers will be attached to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency public art…

After the Rain

It rained a lot in Point Reyes Station and the large nest got very wet. After the sun came out the nest was covered in droplets of water. The nest is part of Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project “For the Birds”, and it will be lined with handmade paper feathers containing seeds to feed the birds in the pulp. Smaller nests with handmade…

Finished Large Nest & Ready for Feathers

The large nest is now ready for participants to put handmade paper feathers onto the branches of the nest. The nest is part of Jane’s public art project “For the Birds”, and it will be lined with handmade paper feathers containing seeds to feed the birds in the pulp. Smaller nests with handmade paper feathers will be sited in trees along Route One in…

Finishing the Large Nest

Jane Ingram Allen, Sue DeDina and Lynn Roth are working together to put the finishing touches on the large nest in the Commons, Point Reyes Station, CA. The nest is part of Jane’s public art project “For the Birds”, and it will be lined with handmade paper feathers containing seeds to feed the birds in the pulp. Smaller nests with handmade paper feathers will…

Finishing the Large Nest

Jane Ingram Allen, Sue DeDina and Lynn Roth are working together to put the finishing touches on the large nest in the Commons, Point Reyes Station, CA. The nest is part of Jane’s public art project “For the Birds”, and it will be lined with handmade paper feathers containing seeds to feed the birds in the pulp. Smaller nests with handmade paper feathers will…

Lynn Roth

Lynn is one of the key volunteers for Jane Ingram Allen’s “For the Birds” project. She has assisted in working with the children at West Marin School. This includes building small nests, and making handmade paper feathers and even bringing some weeping willow branches from Santa Rosa!. The project has taken place at West Marin School and at the Commons in Point Reyes Station,…

Colleen Conley

Colleen is the art teacher for West Marin School. Here she is making handmade paper feathers. She has been very helpful with having her students learn how to make feathers and nests. Jane Ingram Allen’s “For the Birds” project has taken place at West Marin School and at the Commons in Point Reyes Station, CA. A large nest in the Commons will be decorated…

Little Hands

“For The Birds” project had a visit from the After School program with even the little ones from the group making paper and nests. These students are from West Marin School, Inverness, California location. They are making small nests from willow and wisteria vines. The small nests will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station and decorated with handmade paper…

Sue DeDina

One of the key volunteers for Jane Ingram Allen’s “For the Birds” project is Sue DeDina. She is a new resident of the area and attended Jane’s Papermaking Workshop held the first week of the Point Reyes Station residency. She has assisted in working with the children at West Marin School. This includes building small nests, and making handmade paper feathers. The project has…

Making Many Feathers With Many Hands

These students are from West Marin School, Point Reyes Station, CA. They are going to make many feathers. The feathers will be attached to the large nest in the Commons and to small nests that will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The small nests are also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency…

Cooking Willow Bark

One of the processes that it takes to create handmade paper is the cooking of the natural material. Here willow bark is being cooked. Times vary on how long to cook the bark or leaves depending on the particular plant material used. The project has taken place at West Marin School and at the Commons in Point Reyes Station, CA. A large nest in…

Madeline Nieto Hope

One of the key volunteers for Jane Ingram Allen’s “For the Birds” project is Madeline Nieto Hope. She is a member of Gallery Route One and coordinates the Gallery’s Artist in Schools program. She has assisted in all aspects of Jane’s project. This includes getting nest material, engaging a key assistant, working in the school and providing transportation of the papermaking equipment and branches…

Students Making Small Nests

These students are from West Marin School, Point Reyes Station, CA. They are making small nests from willow and wisteria vines. The small nests will be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station and decorated with handmade paper feathers also created by the students during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week artist in residency public art project in Pt. Reyes. The project “For…