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Beach Birds – 6x8 art tile

Beach Birds – 6x8 art tile

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Beach Birds 6x8 art tile by Motawi. Handmade in Ann Arbor, Mich.

6x8 Beach Birds is from “Charley Harper’s Animal Kingdom: A Portfolio of Prints” (originally titled “Strollin’ and Patrollin’”). The artist’s alliterative description of the scene: “Sanderlings scurry in seemingly synchronized strings seeking sustenance at the seashore. As we comb the beach for souvenir shells, these small stocky symbols of summer serenity run with the ebb and flow of the surf. Their bills can probe only a few centimeters, so they eagerly probe the soft sand exposed by the swirling, retreating water for crabs and other coveted crustaceans. For vacationers, a walk on the beach is a leisurely event. But these cute birds mean business.”
—   Charley Harper (1922–2007)

Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Motawi embraces variation and handmade beauty with their time-honored methods which produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.

Size

Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16". Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

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