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Re: the only, only bird by Alexander Calder


From: Marcia Scurfield (mkscurfield_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 11 2002 - 19:52:49 PST

I think the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. owns the Only Only Bird
by Calder. Ken Vieth did a super project with coat hanger wire and old
aluminum pop cans on this sculpture in a previous issue of School Arts.
Most amazing recycling project I've ever seen.

Marcia, Derby, KS

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From: "tiffany glass" <>
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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 4:49 PM
Subject: the only, only bird by Alexander Calder

I can't find an image of this sculpture : "Only Only Bird", 1952 anywhere?!

Tiffany Glass ( )
Greystone Elementary School
Hoover, Alabama

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>>> 03/09/02 02:25AM >>>
a variation of the bird idea: alexander calder's found object sculptures of
birds...i believe one of his titles is "the only, only bird" made out of
wires, a coffee can, flotsam and jetsom. i've had fun with this one using
colored (Solo brand) plastic cups, pipe cleaners, feathers, jewels, buttons,
etc. attach a paper clip and fishing line to hang....the "only, only" birds
that look like this!!
linda in michigan where torrential rain is pouring down