BIRDS RULE OK !

Could it be said that the author of

Mobile Magic is obsessed with birds?

Yes?

It is an obsession that creeps on one.

Not always in an obvious or conventional way.

Here is an early A M Schneider artwork.



A young child’s painting of a stylised blue bird flying through a cloudy sky, over a landscape with trees and a house in the foreground and mountains behind, complete with silver-fish marks because it was painted in the 1960s.

This is a newer painting which was painted in the 1990s - still very much on the same birds in landscape theme








Note the marks where the silverfish

have eaten the pink cardboard,

It was painted in the 60s.



















Painting Microcosmos Orange and Purple random airbrushed pools with colourful finely dotted fantasy birds -



These fantasy birds were painted between the time I did the Graphic Design course and when I did my Fine Arts Degree - I had a couple of Solo Exhibitions where I paired them with my full-face Bird Masks.
















Full Face Bird Mask White & Yellow Cockatoo Feather


No - I don’t go around doing in wild birds to make masks out of them - We have large flocks of Cockatoos and Galahs on our farm and all the birds shed their feathers each year. We also had our own family of Peafowl - see all those lovely Peacock Eye Feathers!


We now have chooks, including fluffy bantams, and a Galah called Budgie who was born in a tree next to our driveway and broke her wing when leaving the nest.

















'I'M NOT A BUDGIE' -  SELF PORTRAIT MIXED MEDIA - PAINT AND COLLAGE DETAIL


Yes, that is me!

I entered that portrait in the Archibald Prize this year, but for some strange reason, it wasn’t accepted.

Is there such a thing as being too weird for the Archibald?

Here is another self portrait with birds.
















RECLINING ABSTRACT SELF PORTRAIT IN DRIP SKY-SCAPE WITH SPARKLING BIRDS ACRYLIC ON CANVAS



I just can’t help myself - birds sneak into my art, whatever medium I use -

Have fun browsing my website and consider buying a copy of ‘Mobile Magic’,

my ultimate artwork, starring my ultimate bird,

‘Mobo’