A Wall of Arrows!

SCAD Atlanta

It's my dream to have an entire wall of arrows just like this in my home or office one day. 

The fifty   B I R D I E   O T T   arrows shown here were commissioned by Paula Wallace at Savannah College of Art and Design.  I just love the movement and action of the installation here at the SCAD Atlanta campus.  So whimsical and dreamy and inspiring!

I'd do it again in a heartbeat!  Thank you!

Created Here - Brooklyn

The lovely Samantha Katz included me in her wonderful new venture Created Here, whose purpose is to feature a hand-selected small group of makers from different cities around the USA.  A great tool to find local artists of all kinds and to keep a finger on the pulse of art and culture nearby.

"Murphy Munday possesses an undeniable whimsy, mirrored in everything she does - From her effortless personal style, to the furnishing arranged in her charming Prospect Heights apartment, to the wildlife-inspired sculptures she creates for Birdie Ott. These well-crafted pieces range from wall mounted arrow decor to animal bone home accents. When she is not managing her husband, Josh Goleman's, photography business, she is in her studio making and marketing Birdie Ott. All products are available through her Etsy page. Let them bring a peaceful, natural, element to your life."  - Samantha Katz, Created Here

Read a bit more here.

Murphy Munday, photo by Caroline Petters.

An Introduction

Murphy Munday, photo by Josh Goleman.

B I R D I E   O T T  is a nature-inspired home décor brand established in 2014 by Murphy Munday based in Brooklyn, NY.

"From as early as I can remember, I have always found inspiration in nature.  Collecting pockets and backpacks full of nature treats along the way while hiking, camping, or kayaking outdoors, I’ve ended up with quite a collection of sticks, nests, and rocks from around the world. 

While on a hike along the Delaware River in 2014, I came across several uniquely textured sticks and later learned that they had been de-barked by beavers for nutrition.  In finding this out, I became obsessed and couldn’t collect enough.  A couple months later, the idea hit me to create well-crafted arrows out of these beautiful beaver sticks.  My line of decorative goods has since expanded to include decorated natural antler sheds and African porcupine quills, with more items on the way.

Using self-foraged materials as much as possible, I love to create these wildlife sculptures, each with a distinct design element.  Every piece is bound and decorated with 100% cotton Japanese thread waxed with beeswax and features a small "MM" burned signature. 

My hope is that my craft will bring a peaceful, natural element to your life."

-Murphy Munday