Posts tagged “birds

ART4AID.. . /. /. /

I have been invited to take part in this very important event././. And i am very pleased to be donating to this cause.././. Below are the pieces i have donated with no reserve!! ././. further below is the link to the facebook event where you can view all other works for sale and find out more about ART4AID././

‘Another Ticket’ Acrylic on Plywood 64 cm x 47 cm approx.
‘UNTITLED ‘ Pigeons x 2 pieces . 20 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic on Hardboard

https://www.facebook.com/events/179486242257430/


FRAGMENTS.. . ./ /. LOVE BIRDS. . //.

Above are photos of the …//. FRAGMENTS.. .\\\.\ Exhibition which opened 14th November 2013./. Before it filled up./
And below are some ‘poor’ photos of the LOVE BIRDS installation which a third of birds put out were returned and reunited on the night../.
A massive thank you to all who attended, helped, and returned birds on the night./. /x


The Love Birds.. ./. Have Been Split.. ./ /.

You’ve found me../. And I’m yours to keep../ …For free  ./ .

I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures we share it with. Most of it gets swept past our eyes and shoved off the pavement as we rush to be somewhere we most likely don’t want to be. These birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be and they want to go home to the one they love. So if you’re the lucky one happen across one of these stray birds take them in and they will love you always,.. . /. /././ .

Go one step further, for each bird left on the street there is an equal and opposite waiting. Bring them to the show where their loved one awaits.. ./.

//  . // .. . ./. FRAGMENTS.\\..\\.\…\

Opens Thursday 14th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Art Café, Jewry Street, Winchester

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Prints and Pigeons. . . //. /. / /.

Heres a few pictures of just some of the goodies on show in .. / /. .FRAGMENTS..\.\.\

https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?hc_location=stream


The Last Day Together. .. . . . /./. /. /

Tomorrow i am set to separate the love birds.. . potentially forever. /. It’s there last night together in the warmth./. They are saying their farewells and enjoying what time is left.
There’s every chance this won’t last forever../. there’s every chance they were meant to be together.. /. I hope those who find them feel the same.. /.

LovebirdsThe final farewell. . . . ///. /. ./


Love Birds/. . /. Project. /.

Love Birds Free Art Giveaway. /.

As part of the Solo Exhibition Fragments there will be a free art giveaway in the build-up to the show. This side project is based around the theme of the show that everything experienced remembered and observed is fragmented, everything that is can be said to be broken or fractured in some way or made up of different elements. And it is with that in mind that I have painted pairs of ‘Love Birds’ both of these creatures complement and complete each other  in a way that for most lovers is just a fantasy. But like everything I see that holds real beauty there is a drama and tragedy to that story and so for these birds it’s the same.

I plan to split up each couple and display them separately. One set of the love birds will be displayed in the warmth and safety of the Jewry street gallery and the other halves of the pigeons I will display around the streets of Winchester exposed to the elements and are destined to be given away for free. But there is hope for each couple, the birds left out in the cold of the urban landscape will hold this message../. .

You’ve found me../. And I’m yours to keep ../ …  For free  ./ ../

I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures we share it with. Most of it gets swept past our eyes and shoved off the pavement as we rush to be somewhere we most likely don’t want to be. These birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be and they want to go home to the one they love. So if you’re the lucky one to happen across one of these stray birds take them in and they will love you always,.. . /. /././ .

Go one step further, for each bird left on the street there is an equal and opposite waiting. Bring them to the show where their loved one awaits.. ./.

//  . // .. . ./. FRAGMENTS.\\..\\.\…\

Opens Thursday 14th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Art Café, Jewry Street, Winchester

SO23 8SA

The finder will be invited to bring their pigeon to the show on opening night and reunite it with its partner. The pigeons on display at the gallery will be available for sale if the finder wishes to reunite them for good. Other people will be able to buy the pigeons on display even if they have not found the partner but finders will have priority over any bidders.

It is my hope that all the pigeons will find their way back to the show and all the couples will be reunited, once reunited if bought, the finders will be invited to leave the corresponding pigeons with their partners until the end of the show at which point both will be sent to their new home. Through doing this I hope to highlight that when in this fragmented world two pieces fit together it is the most important thing to keep them together. In this drama of being separated, once reunited the pigeons bond and the owners resolve to keep them together will be solidified.

A hand full more birds set to be separated in Winchester.. /. Lets hope they find their way back together, , . ./ /.


Pigeon. /. . Competition. /. Time!

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Two pigeons are up for grabs,./ .and all you have to do is Share this event… /. Invite Friends .. /.And post on the event wall letting me know ../. I will draw two names from a hat on Sunday 10th to announce the winners… / .. Good Luck and hope to see you there. . / x

https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?ref=22


Sneak Preview Of Things To Come ../ /./ .FRAGMENTS ..\\ .\.

 

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Pre sketch of the window display for FRAGMENTS Love Birds Give Away. . ././ . More info soon . . / ./..

See event page here for comprehensive updates. . /.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


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Opening A Month From Now.. . . / /./.

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It’s a terribly rainy day../. so i’ve invited the pigeons in to stay. . ///.

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Time To Fly. . . . //.//..

To mark my return to the online domain.. . /. IT’S COMPETITION TIME!!

You could win these little beauty’s./.
All you have to do is Go to my page on Facebook … / SHARE this image, LIKE my page and COMMENT telling me you’ve done so. .  / /./
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Winner will be announced Sunday evening. . . /. Good Luck!

If you are of the conviction that you have no luck then you can bid on these pigeons which are being auctioned starting at 99p and also ending Sunday to re-enforce my return . . .. /./. /.  Happy bidding.. /.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141072875423?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141072877323?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141072879321?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Brunswick Art Fair. . . .//. Spray and Play/ .

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As part of I LOVE ART UK (13 women show) i have been invited to exhibit some of my work ad work in the “Spray Your Own Art” section of the stand. I am very pleased to be involved with this local project.. /. i have a bunch of pigeons ready for sale all listed below, as well as whole host of other paintings and prints. I wont be the only person exhibiting so be sure to make your face known and pay us a visit on Sunday 30th June.

If nothing takes your fancy then you can make your own piece of work there and then to take away with you in the “Spray Your Own Art” section. For a single fee you will have your surface, a lot of spray paint and the use of plenty of stencils.. /. Paint your own wooden carved heart, t-shirt or canvas././ Heres a couple of examples i knocked up yesterday, They will of course also be for sale./.


While You’re All Cosy//. …././

Today in Brighton and im sure the best part of England it is snowing and is set to continue… .. ./ so while you get to escape the bitterness of the cold don’t forget to spare a thought and maybe even some food for the creatures with whom you share this world .. /./ they are so often brushed aside../.

(2012-11-30) Pecking At The Side Lines

‘Pecking At The Side Lines’   Acrylic and recycled canvas frame and plywood 80 cm x 30 cm


Bluuuu//.. .. /.

So i promised yesterday to post a new photo./. i broke that promise…../ .but not on purpose, my internet went down and ive only just got it sorted../. .So heres two new pieces set to be shown at The Gold Room in May.. /


Bird Brains.. ./ ./ .

It seems that recently my main out put has been pigeons…/ it certainly feels like that, But behind the scenes i have been working on so many pieces which are intended for next years exhibitions i just can’t show you them yet.. /. So here are all of the Christmas Pigeons that i have been working on this month. / ./

I am still offering xmas prices until the new year.. .. /.  http://www.freewebstore.org/Jakob-Belbin-Arts1/-Pigeons_Of_Your_Own_Design/p1056705_4868163.aspx


I’m A Bird Now.. . .//. /

Just Some Of The Pigeons I’ve Been Working On Today.. . . . /././.

Theres Still A Chance To Order Yours.. . /.  http://www.freewebstore.org/Jakob-Belbin-Arts1/-Pigeons_Of_Your_Own_Design/p1056705_4868163.aspx

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Hey, These Things Happen. . /.

Here are some very poor shots of my most recent exhibition which has now closed. .. . . .//.

However there is one that has just opened in Winchester.. ./ .

Best of 2012 x 4


Three Little Birds. ./ .

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Three More Pigeons Have Left The Nest Tonight.. . . // ./  Independent Xmas Gifts.. / ./. Pigeons of your own design £15 incl p+p


Indie Xmas Gifts.. . ././/.

Just spent all morning updating this in time for lots of xmas offers.. . .///.. Go and take a look 🙂

www.freewebstore.org/Jakob-Belbin-Arts1

Design your own pigeon or Explosion… .. ../


Pigeons.. /. In Headdresses . . /. /. //.

(2012-10-24) Untitled

After dropping my free art pigeons this year for Gay Pride i received a message expressing the heart break of not being able to collect one.. so this little guy was commissioned for the very reasonable price of £15 .././

All December for a low budget and independent xmas gift i will be offering pigeons of your design at the same price Inc post. All pigeons will be painted on recycled and reclaimed materials and and the set size of 20 cm x 20 cm.. . /./

 

 

 


I Could Be A Star Now.. . .. /./

Going to be dropping this little fellow down to the JAG Gallery today.. . just in time for Stars on Canvas…  //. //. Find out more here http://starsoncanvas.org.uk/


Pixel Birds.. . . /./.

As it turns out messing around in the digital realm is’nt all that bad.. . . / /. I still prefer paint,pens and pencils though. These will soon be available as prints.. . . /. More pixel prints to come.. .. /.


Pigeon Process.. . . ./. ..//.

Today i have been very busy indeed.. ./. ./ Aside from all the other little projects i have going on all over the place, today i decided to document the process of creating a whole batch of Free Art Birds.. . ./.

Phase one.. . / This beautiful piece of hardboard i lifted from a skip last night.. . /. So first i had to see just how many pigeons i could get out of it.. .. 9 is the answer.

Next Chop them up with one of my favorite tools

a circular disk cutter.. . // mm mmm m

And then give them all a quick coat of black.. . Again my

favorite of all colors, And i know the knee jerk response

to that “But its not a color, its a shade!” that may be

in the natural world but when it comes to paint every

single shade / color needs pigment to give it said color,

in my case the color of that pigment is indeed black,

and as i stroke the black paint side to side i am coloring.. . . . /./. Its a color.. . ./.

Phase four, time to get dirty and finger paint .. .. . /.

Finally after the paint is sufficiently dry add the final touches in the form of eyes,beaks and sign off . . ./.

Tomorrow i will post close ups of each one of these little fellows before they go on their individual journeys.. . .. /. Some are going to Portsmouth tomorrow to find new homes, Some are going.. .well im not sure where yet it all depends on who wins the competition tomorrow on Facebook,.I will be running another give away to all those who share and like the links, names drawn from a hat at the end of the week.. . find out more here

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jakob-Belbin/176500152446780?ref=hl

And the rest are on a very long journey indeed, they are off to Tel-Aviv to take part in a free art give away in December  and you can find out more about that here.. /.

https://www.facebook.com/FreeArtFridayTelAviv?ref=ts&fref=ts


There’s Just Somthing About Birds/. . // . ././.

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