Danielle Lowy – Crafter.
The Bird-Vaark lives by the saying “We need nature and nature needs us”
The human animal is a dominant force among other animals and in nature. As well as wreaking havoc in the world, humans have become disjointed from their origins and nature.
But worry not! The Bird-Vaark has appeared to teach us how to reconnect with nature and live in harmony with others on our beautiful planet. The Bird-Vaark is colourful, quirky and just a little bit chubby. As a hybrid animal, it has evolved with the very best traits of its progenitors:
- the ability to work as a team like a flock of birds
- the clever far-reaching nose of a hungry aardvark searching for food
- the spirit (and generously rounded tummy) of the entrepreneurial recycling Womble
- the peace-loving outlook of the Clangers
The Bird-Vaark tells us that the world is generous and abundant. Like birds when they are eating and making shelters, we can learn to only take what we need and use well what we have.
There’s strength and happiness in living in harmony and supporting each other. Spread your wings, be confident, be colourful, be kind.
When it’s not waddling about making friends and scavenging for interesting titbits, the Bird-Vaark rests in a colourful nest crafted from recycled materials: a rusted hanging basket, an old hat, a broken feather duster.
Being sociable creatures, they like to nestle together. Bird-Vaarks are themselves born from revamping worn socks, embellished with felt scraps and buttons from old clothes.
The Bird-Vaarks hope that their scavenging and upcycling skills will help people consider how we use our precious materials, how we interact with nature and other animals– and make people smile
Where I Live
Find Me Here
In the window of Oxfam Books on Wiilbraham Road
All the people you see on these pages have been absolutely amazing in a time which has been tough for everyone, especially people in the arts. However, these brilliant contributors have given their time for free to create for you a unique experience and hopefully allow you to enjoy and escape for a while from this pain of a pandemic.
All the contributors are now passing the baton over to you in the hope that you will add your support to this local community project and help our chosen local charity in these extremely difficult times. We’ve chosen the Chorlton & Didsbury Foodbank because we don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. They provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. You can now help this amazing operation by following the link to the donate page.
Thanks so much for your support, we hope you enjoy the hunt and let your friends know about it.
Please help Chorlton & District Foodbank by following the link below