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New art installation a treat for bird watchers

 

Last updated 6/6/2020 at 1:32pm

Brian Soergel

Edmonds artist Mona Fairbanks' "Birds of a Feather" art installation can be seen on Main Street.

Edmonds artist Mona Fairbanks' "Birds of a Feather" art installation on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue South and Main Street just may be the most impressive yet.

She created and placed native birds with conversation bubbles on Michael McMurray's fence surrounding the future Edmonds Commons space.

"I was contacted by Michael to create an installation that would inspire Edmonds and remind all of us that we are together in these crazy times," Fairbanks said.

"Since I am a native bird lover, I decided to go with a bird theme. I created 22 native birds with 11 conversation bubbles with fun, inspirational chatter."

The birds are made of one-quarter-inch plywood, house paint, and acrylic paint, and varnished on both sides

Brian Soergel

Edmonds artist Mona Fairbanks' "Birds of a Feather" art installation can be seen on Main Street.

Also included are three clouds and the sun from a previous installation sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission for its On the Fence grants at Second Avenue South and Dayton Street.

It was at that location where Fairbanks relocated for a week to create her artwork.

"While I was working on the birds, Michael and I both had the inspiration to sell the birds at the end of their fence time and give 50 percent of the proceeds to PAWS."

Six, at $100 each, are already spoken for. McMurray will match any donations from the proceeds.

Fairbanks is represented by the Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle and has taught art in local grade schools for the past 25 years.

She has painted a fish mural on Fifth Avenue South and is now creating free art lesson videos for Cascadia Art Museum.

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