Charles Wisseman, Mixed Media Artist


Prepper pecker 2020

The "Properly Prepared Prepper Pecker", inspired by the patterns made in wood by the acorn woodpecker ( Google it ). Had to wait for the ceramic bird figurine to come from Guatemala. In these uncertain times, a woodpecker should store up extra supplies--compass, matches, coins, shiny objects to barter, musket balls, dice, etc. The last resort is in the message visible through central clear marbles : Disce Mori ("learn to die" from renaissance era author Christopher Sutton, about how to get yourself right with god before the end). Prepare well for winter, stay well, and believe in new life in spring. Carved and lightly flamed plywood with pin oak acorns. Weathered cedar framing from old fence post.
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