Laura Barnett
bird and crab sculptures

From her garage studio in Raleigh, North Carolina, Laura Barnett creates the most wonderfully whimsical bird, crab, and fish wall sculptures from carved gourds.  The gourds are adorned with intricate wire lacings which are actually used cello and bass violin strings.  Various sizes, shapes and colors lend themselves to wall groupings that bring a smile to everyone who sees them.