Feathers Drying

Feathers Drying

These feathers are hanging up to dry in the art classroom after being made by students and volunteers at the West Marin Elementary School. The handmade paper feathers contain bird seed. Students will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Making Feathers

Making Feathers

This student is from the West Marin Elementary School. She is making paper feathers. A volunteer is helping her. The handmade paper feathers contain bird seed. Students will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Hands Making Paper

Hands Making Paper

These students are from the West Marin Elementary School. They are making paper. The one on the right has couched the handmade paper and is decorating her paper The one on the left, with the help of a volunteer is preparing to take the frame off by couching the handmade paper onto a fabric. The handmade paper contains bird seed. Other students were preparing to make handmade paper feathers. They will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Making Paper

Making Paper

This student from the West Marin Elementary School was making paper from olive tree bark. The vat also contains bird seed that will be in the handmade paper. Other students were preparing to make handmade paper feathers. They will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Hand in the Pulp

Hand in the Pulp

The hands belong to students at the West Marin Elementary School who were preparing to make handmade paper feathers. They will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Making Feathers

Making Feathers

This photo shows a participant making handmade paper feathers. The handmade paper feathers will be used in Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project titled “For the Birds” sponsored by Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. The feathers have birdseeds to feed the birds in the pulp, and the feathers will decorate nests made from local branches also created by public participants and school children in the local school. The nests and feathers will be sited in the Commons and along Route 1 in Point Reyes Station. Join the public participation activities on Sept. 17 and 18 and on opening weekend Sept. 21 and 22. See the Gallery Route One website at http://www.galleryrouteone.org for more information.

Making a Nest

Making a Nest

This is a picture of Jane Ingram Allen’s hands as she is constructing a nest from olive branches in Point Reyes Station, California. The nest when finished will be dipped in handmade paper, and the paper pulp is made from local plant materials and has seeds to feed the birds in the pulp. The finished nest will be decorated with handmade paper feathers created with children in West Marin Elementary School. This nest and others created during Jane’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes will be used in a project “For the Birds” sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

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