Diana Marto

One of the key volunteers for Jane Ingram Allen’s “For the Birds” project is Diana Marto. She is a member of Gallery Route One. She has assisted in all aspects of Jane’s project. This includes building nests, large and small, and making handmade paper feathers. The project has taken place at West Marin School and at the Commons in Point Reyes Station, CA. A…

Eucalyptus Feathers

These feathers were made from eucalyptus bark. During this project Jane Ingram Allen has used leaves and bark from seven different plants and trees. These include eucalyptus bark, cattail leaves, corn husks, canna lily leaves, willow bark, olive tree bark, and crocosmia leaves . Small nests made by students and volunteers will also be decorated with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper…

Making Blue Feathers

The person is making blue feathers. The blue comes from cut up and pulped blue jeans. This is for the public art project of Jane Ingram Allen in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The small nests will also be decorated with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper pulp to feel the birds. The nests will be installed in trees along…

Looking Out

My granddaughter is looking out of 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 be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station….

Progress on LARGE Nest

Artist Jane Ingram Allen is working on the big 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 be sited in trees along Route One in Point Reyes…

Making More Feathers

Two girls are getting ready to make paper feathers. The volunteer will show them how. The feathers will be used in Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The feathers are made with pulp from local leaves and bark and the pulp contains seeds to feed the birds. The project is sponsored by Gallery Route One and…

Making Small Nests

This is family is making small nests with willow branches for the public art project of Jane Ingram Allen in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The small nests will also be decorated with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper pulp to feel the birds. The nests will be installed in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station. The public…

Feather Frame in the Blue Paper Vat

Part of the process of making handmade paper is dipping a frame with screen into a vat of paper pulp. This frame has “butter cut” deckle that has been cut in the shape of feathers. The pulp is from cut up and beaten blue jeans. The feathers will be used in Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project in the Commons at Point Reyes Station,…

Dipping a Small Nest in Paper Pulp

A participant is dipping her handmade small nest made from willow branches into paper pulp. This is for the public art project of Jane Ingram Allen in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The small nests will also be decorated with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper pulp to feel the birds. The nests will be installed in trees along Route…

Making the BIG Nest, (continued)

This photo shows a group of participants helping to make a big nest in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. This big nest is made with willow branches gathered locally and is big enough for people to go inside. The nest is part of Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project “For the Birds” sponsored by Gallery Route One and Lucid Art Foundation.