Maybe not, but I have. Living with a wonder-conure named Kiwi, as well as 4 lively chickens, I think about birds a lot of the time. This past weekend my family and I were tooling about Portland (MAINE) when we came upon the funniest portrait ever.
I think it’s safe to say THIS is what I’d look like as a bird, in a green checkered dress (with bow, of course).
We were in the Merchant Company when my daughter pointed it out. I started cracking up and she showed me a whole collection of these altered animal portraits, printed on glossy paper in 4 x 6 or 5 x 7s.
I must have been laughing pretty loud, because the salesclerk came over and told me she loves them too. Whenever she has family visiting, she shows them the portraits and they think she’s “creepy” for liking them. Well.. color me creepy because I think they’re hysterical. I asked whether the artist was local (she didn’t know) so when I got home I did a little research – after framing my friends!
Meet Rachelle the Cockatoo (with Gary Tiel, Principal, and Ostrich Sally):
They’re the work of Angela Rossi, an artist from Los Angeles who specializes in “unloved, thrown out and abandoned creations.” WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?? She sells via Etsy, and also has a list of physical stores that sell her work worldwide, from Portland (MAINE) all the way to Japan. My birdie triptych makes me so happy, but for those more fur-loving how about:
Want to see Ben Franklin as Yoda? A zombie wedding portrait? Mr. Tyrannosaurus in a suit?? Check out Angela’s store, Beat Up Creations, for these & much more!!