Charango, wood, acrylic paint, metal spring. 27 x 7.75 in.
"Hopes are shy birds." (John James Audubon) This is the actual charango (south American ukulele-like instrument) on which I wrote "Waterloo" (Miracle of Forgetting, 2003). It busted, after neglectful years buried in a closet, so I repurposed it into a birdhouse. The sale of this art piece will enable me to purchase a new charango. That way Waterloo, the horse that would prefer to be a cow, can ride again.