For Christmas I made a wineglass set for my parents. After painting the bases of the wineglasses with chalkboard paint, I began construction on the structure. I began with two pieces of wood and cut each in half. Then I plotted an arrangement of wineglasses that would allow them to hang without overlapping.
I then drilled holes and used a handsaw to cut out the sides of each notch. After much sanding, I hammered the two side columns into place and finally the top piece. I varnished the structure and attached felt to the bottom.
egret crossing the parking lot
birdlegs strutting this, his transformed kingdom
man spotted in his dark car
spooked easily, screeches away
with his breakfast hanging limp from his mouth
imagine what we must look like to the neighborhood
birds—cruel colonizers they caw to, make nests
above, tell their hatchlings of the anteCerebrum days
before the skin kings sunned on towels, in pools,
in glowing boxes lined up like coffins, building theatres
sectioning off parks as separate from the rest
as a habitat for trees, a novelty to be oohed—
shiny pin of sanctuary
These small canvases are great for stand-alone pieces or mosaic projects.