The Birdcage/Birdhouse Project with Patrick Fitzgerald
In this two-part workshop, participants work with artist and professor of design Patrick Fitzgerald to create found object sculptures. Fitzgerald takes the class into the NCMA’s collection galleries to gather inspiration from famous artists, such as Joseph Cornell, Anselm Kiefer, and El Anatsui, to examine objects as metaphor. The class then constructs their own found object sculptures using the prompt “Birdcage/Birdhouse” from a collection of found objects provided by the Museum.
All supplies included
Image: Joseph Cornell, Suzy’s Sun (for Judy Tyler), 1957, box construction including wood, glass, plastic, metal, tempera, cork, seashell, and paper, H. 10 3/4 × W. 15 × D. 4 in., Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina