Artist Embraces Notorious Austin Pest and Turns Them Into Art
(PRUnderground) April 1st, 2019
IntoBirds, an online magazine, community, and educational resource for all things birds caught up with Carly Weaver, an artist in Austin, Texas, affectionately known as ‘The Grackle Lady’ to talk about her ongoing art series featuring this gregarious bird.
Common Grackles are known as being agricultural pests for pulling up sprouting corn, and notable for their harsh calls (their singing sounds like a rusty gate hinge), and indiscriminate droppings.
But to Weaver, grackles serve as her muse.
Intobirds met Weaver at the NY Now Show in New York City in February while searching for merchandise inspired by birds and her collection of grackles painted on wood panels was eye-catching.
Meet The Grackle Lady
“Carly capture’s the persona of this beautiful, gregarious blackbird, with its iridescent feathers, striking glowing yellow eyes, and crazy, keeled tail,” says Reneé Hewitt co-founder, and editor-in-chief of intoBirds.
Learn how Weaver got into painting grackles, her thoughts about these often misunderstood birds, and why she thinks grackles are such fascinating subjects to paint.
Read intoBirds’ profile about Carly Weaver, ‘Meet The Grackle Lady’ here.
IntoBirds is an online magazine, community, and educational resource for all things birds and is based in Danbury, Connecticut, and Rosendale, New York.
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