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mockingbird birdhouse

by Dave Vissat $120.00 SALE - $74.99
Handmade

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  • the story

Reading Robin

Since birds haven't shown much appreciation for literature, this imaginative birdhouse will do much better decorating the inside of your house than serving as theirs. Designer Dave Vissat stumbled upon this idea when he was making a birdhouse for his mother. He ran out of wood, so he resorted to using an old book as a roof. Then he began incorporating interesting text and illustrations as well.

Now, Vissat searches and scavenges flea markets and libraries for discarded and vintage books, then he scans the cover, makes a print and affixes it to the exterior of the house.

This ornamental wooden house use a book and imagery from classical and popular literature to capture a past era in American culture. The classic To Kill A Mockingbird house, features a twig perch, Gregory Peck movie poster and excerpts of the story as siding. Made in Pennsylvania. For indoor use only.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
15807
Made from
paper, wood
Measurements
8" L x 8.5" W x 8.25" H
Notes
for indoor use only.
  • the maker

Dave Vissat

Artist Dave Vissat spends his days as a creative director for a Pittsburgh advertising agency. But for the last ten years, he has spent his nights creating one-of-a-kind birdhouses out of vintage books.

Vissat stumbled upon this idea when he was making a birdhouse for his mother. He ran out of wood, so he resorted to using an old book as a roof. Then he began incorporating interesting text and illustrations as well. Now, Vissat searches and scavenges flea markets and libraries for discarded and vintage books, then he scans the cover, makes a print and affixes it to the exterior of the house.

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