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Odd Man Inn Annual Art Crawl

OMI Wall Of Wings 2023

OMI Wall Of Wings 2023

By Becky Bones

Description - This beautiful monochromatic mixed media piece serves as a poignant homage to the beloved Odd Man Inn Sanctuary Babes who departed for the Rainbow Bridge in 2023.

Medium - Mixed media Papers, watercolors, pastels, paint pens, inks, matte gel medium

Dimensions - 9" x 12" piece in a 12.5" x 17" wood frame 

Process - just a bit of paper ripping, finger smudging and winging it! *no pun intended!😁

Price - $50

About the Artist

Inspiration - I’m always in a creative mindset…ideas are always pouring in!! I don’t usually plan them, they just show up! I like to reuse products and you can always find me in a thrift store digging for treasures. Nature is a big inspiration for me too…anything trees, flowers, animals, gardening or just connecting to Mother Earth. The medium I love the most is mixed media and nothing with a plan. I like to get my fingers dirty, rip paper and let it guide me.

Motivation - I found OMI when Tater Tot was rescued and I’ve felt a deep connection to the rescue ever since, especially to the ones that have passed. I LOVE flying pigs (I see them in the clouds😉) and I imagine the ones that have passed are always with us, flying high in their specially designed wings with all of their friends and creating a concert on Solsbury Hill. (My dream is to visit there someday!)

In 2021 the idea to draw wings for them surfaced so I created a chalk collage on my giant chalkboard of each OMI babe that passed and made them each different wings. It was so fun so I shared it on my SM page. 2022 was a personal & creatively challenging year but I did keep a record of each individual passing and did collages for most of them. This year my husband and I are in the process of moving and I have a limited collection of art supplies with me during our trailer living transition so I came up with the mixed media piece that included all of the sweet babes together that passed in 2023 (I hope I didn’t forget any!! I did a lot of scrolling back to make sure. 😋 If I did, know that in my heart they were honored.💚)

I started the idea before art week was announced so I decided, let’s get this done to donate! In my dreams I imagine a future honorary large barn wood wall art installation at OMI with each sanctuary babe & their wings…that was the inspiration for the frame. (also, I may have a few sketches of this! 😁) So long story short, my motivation is the feeling I get looking up & wondering if they are all still with us up there in the clouds somewhere!

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Annual Art Crawl

The 2024 OMI Art Crawl features a beautiful assortment of donated items benefitting our Pinkies' Sunscreen Fund!

How to Participate

Disclaimer: All merchandise available at this event is specifically designed to promote compassion across all species and to directly support the charitable objectives of Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge. Accordingly, all items are offered for sale exempt from sales tax under applicable tax laws.