Bird WatchingLibby Ramage
Charcoal, acrylic, collaged elements on Illustration board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
26 " h x 20 " w x .5 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
I had been studying the mating habits of the Bower Bird and was fascinated by the male's ritual of building elaborate bowers to attract females. He hides and watches from nearby to see if an interested female will go in. I collage ferns, architectural plans, measuring tape and maps of his native habitat along with netting and avian essay excerpts to create this work.
Princeton, New Jersey
Libby Ramage infuses a playful and whimsical mood into her works. In fact, she credits the children she works with for greatly influencing her aesthetic. She often uses children’s abandoned work in her collages. Libby currently lives in New Jersey and finds inspiration in the work of Rauschenberg. She believes collectors should buy from the heart.