Bob’s Bird Barn

For about a century this building in the center of Maitland, was home to the Carrington Hotel, which closed down in the 1980’s.

Then came a pet store named Bob’s Bird Barn. But the last few decades the building is empty and neglected by the owner. To prevent more deterioration, the Council closed the windows and doors with black boards.

The building was an eyesore for the whole community and ‘someone’ ;) began to think how to give the building a facelift.

The decision was to bring back the birds. The way to do this was to paint birds on new boards and stick them onto the old black boards of the building. “Coincidentally” I know it was done at night, with a hired 11 meter high ladder.

The following up artwork I recently made are 24 canvases of 23×30 cm each, and they are similar to the birds on Bob’s. The panel itself is 244 x 122 cm. You can rearrange the canvases the way you like.