I can’t say enough about the combination of “becorns” (cute acorn and nature critters that David M. Bird creates,) the situation he makes, and the patience and expertise to get the photo in nature to go with his idea. I think his work is stunningly beautiful.
David M. Bird is a “photographer, toy designer, and illustrator, based in South Kingstown, RI.”
He creates characters from things he finds in nature, then combines them with his real world nature photos that are a feast for the eye and heart, creating beautiful moments. He sells prints of his work in various sizes. I’m fascinated by his talent, sense of humor, and the beauty of his work.
It amazes me that some people take a creative bent and keep creating until there is simply no one else in their class anymore. I feel that Petr Vaclavek – Dubanci.cz has achieved this level. I love the idea that he began this to entertain his kids and then got hooked, thinking of more and more ideas. Now it’s definitely an art form and he is the master.
“For Petr Václavek of the Czech Republic, inspiration came while he was out on a walk with his kids. Petr said they were collecting pockets full of acorns from the woods near their home. When they got back, they crafted the oak nuts into tiny “acorn elves” that Petr now calls Dubánci.”
I love this art not only because of the wonderful creativity of the artists creating the acorn “people,” but also the situations created, and the wonderful photography associated with it. I’m in awe of people who take a fun, creative idea and make it an art form. Don’t we live on a wonderful planet?