Die Fledermaus-Haus by Margaret Bessai
Description: Built in collaboration with my family* William Bessai-Saul, Gertrud Bessai and Gerald Saul, this bat house conforms to specifications for a small bat shelter. The plywood is decorated in a dark, non-toxic latex paint (Benjamin Moore Hale Navy) so the shelter will be warm for the bats. The plastic mesh inside gives them a place to land and walk. The entrance slot is an inch wide, to discourage predators. There are ventilation holes for air. The design of the bat painting is based on an elegant, Art Nouveau-era brass button created in France. The Feldermaus-Haus comes with instructions for optimal hanging; Enjoy!
Bio: Margaret Bessai, BA (VisArts ’93) is a Regina-based artist whose work centres on community, family and collaboration. Her writing on contemporary visual art has been published nationally. Her art practice includes drawing, sock puppets, collage and Artist Trading Cards. Recent projects include participation in the All Beings Confluence project with Martha Cole. More work created in collaboration will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Regina, as part of “Anecdotal Evidence: The Work of Gerald Saul” this July 7 – August 27, 2016. A long-time supporter of New Dance Horizons, Margaret lives with her family in the garden forest of the Cathedral Neighbourhood—an excellent place to watch for bats in the summer evenings.
Opening Bid: $100
Current Bid: $125