Title: Bird Window
Date of Creation: 2000 Commission
Location: 6801 Gaylord – Interior TSG
“The conception of the first sculpture called, The Birds, was spawned from a window display at a ladies retail apparel store. The French window frame just lent itself to be the home of birds. The Hall commission in Texas Sculpture Park, titled, Bird Window, is larger than the first one and has over eighty birds perched on it.” - Betsy Bass, Artist
“It makes me happy to see all those pretty little birds on my window.” - Tim Nentrup
About the Artists:
Betsy Bass lives and works in Dallas, Texas. She is active with the Texas Sculpture Association, Dallas Visual Art Center, and the Texas Visual Arts Association.
Ms. Bass works with metals and mixed media. She has shown her work in many juried and organizational membership exhibitions. Recent Texas exhibitions include the Signature Gallery in Dallas, the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, the Water Tower Theater in Addison, and the 500 X in Dallas.
Her Texas Sculpture Garden piece is a collaboration with Tim Nentrup, owner of Displays Unlimited in Fort Worth. Mr. Nentrup built the ‘window’ and Ms. Bass provided the bronze birds.
Tim Nentrup works in Arlinton, Texas. His company, Displays Unlimited, is a full-service art handling and display company. Prior to opening his own company in 1996, Mr. Nentrup worked for the Dallas Museum of Art in the exhibition preparatory department.
Tim Nentrup is the owner of Displays Unlimited, a professional art handling company. He lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Nentrup has also been the head of the preparatory department at Dallas Museum of Art. He designs and builds custom display cases and pedestals for exhibitions and created the oak wood window for Bird Window.