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Mary Frank
Wood, birch bark, moss, mixed media
18 in. × 18 in. × 12 in.
Shakespeare Garden

Artist Mary Frank is fueled by her ever-present urge for direct and honest expression. Frank wants this piece, constructed from the curled bark of birch trees, to make viewers realize that birds were here long before humans. “I hope this birdhouse inspires viewers to fight hard against the extinction of birds,” says the artist.

  • A close-up portrait of a woman with red hair and a lined face

    Mary Frank (b. 1933, London) is a sculptor, painter, photographer, and ceramic artist, and a fierce advocate for human rights. She has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions and is represented by DC Moore Gallery and Elena Zang Gallery. Frank lives and works in New York City and Bearsville, New York.

    Artist website: maryfrankartist.com
    Instagram: @mary___frank

Photo: Harvey Wang


Evening Chorus (Live In The Bluebell Woods)
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