Tony Fitzpatrick: The Secret Birds Boxed Notecard Assortment
20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
Tony Fitzpatrick's boisterous art intertwines symbolism, poetry, ephemera, and a love for music and birds in The Secret Birds, a collection of small, avian-inspired collages absolutely bursting with color.
One of eight children in a frugal, Catholic family, Fitzpatrick (b. 1958) has a deep history with birds, his first subject. He was taught that throwing away food was a sin, and therefore couldn’t understand how his grandmother could toss bits of toast into the backyard for the birds. He asked her, “Grandma, why are you giving our bread to the birds?”
She replied, "You see, for a piece of bread, you can hear God sing.'"
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Mysteries of Chicago (Winter Cardinal)
Lunch Drawing #55: The Plover
Blue Jay for the First Day of Autumn