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SUPER SIZED - 2012 48"X72"

Annette Rodgers Purther
Artist & Framer
email:  fart4art@gmail.com
website:  fart4art.simdif.com
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Location: California Sierra Nevadas @ elevation 4700 = big snow
Specialty: Lowfire Cast & Extruded Ceramic Pouring Vessels, RollBowls¬©, & S&P Shakers  

My Motto is "The Shape of Things to Cone"

 

Growing up at Venice Beach, it's no wonder I became an artist. I've always been DIFFERENT...oh my! I received an AA Degree in Fine Art from Santa Monica College in 1980.  I've designed many logos and art-applied creations as a Free-Lance Artist.  Directly after graduating from college, I went to work professionally as a Sign Designer for Colmar Sign Company in SoCal.  I also worked professionally as a very confident art framer.

 

I work in just about any media, but seem to gravitate toward 3-D creations.  I enjoy working physically with my hands, where balance and composition seem to come quite easily.  


Thank you for taking time to take a look.

"Chained" 2017 9 1/2"X10 1/2" - "BEST OF DIVISION" 2017 Nevada County Fair
"Boned Again 2" 2016 16"X20" BEST OF DIVISION, NEVADA COUNTY FAIR 2016
Margarita Glass
"Boned" 1985 - Purchased by Kamm Teapot Foundation 2009
Juvenile Osprey Creance

I have been actively involved with 2 wildlife rescues in my area since 2009. 

GCWR=Gold Country Wildlife Rescue serving Placer County, CA
WR&R=Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release serving Nevada County, CA

Just about every county has a wildlife rescue dedicated to helping injured and orphaned wildlife.   Cat caught, window strikes, barbed wire, poisons (this is huge), car hit, electrocuted, tree trimming during nesting season (wait till fall), construction, etc...

I have been so privileged and honored to be part of GCWR's Education Team.  This involves working with raptors that come into care.  An injured raptor quickly loses muscle and strength when being rehabilitated.  This means that they must be exercised to gain strength before being released back into the wild.  We use falconry techniques to help the process. This juvenile Osprey is being creanced (exercised) for strength training and observation. This beautiful raptor was released back into the wild for a second chance at life.  All of our rescue's ambassador birds are unreleasable due to their injury.  A raptor must be near perfect to be able to survive in the wild.  There are no words for how special it is to work closely with these magnificent birds.

Wildlife education has become a strong passion in my life.  I enjoy sharing my experiences with wildlife as well as the knowledge I have gained through reading and speaking with other wildlife lovers.  

Created by Berean Purther