Artist David A. Parker (Philadelphia, a recent transplant form Chicago) has installed his outdoor sculpture, "Enskyment," on our site.
It features a sculpture made of birdseed that is a cast of the artist's head. Attached to the sculpture's platform is a camera that will take photos of any birds that stop by for a meal. The goal is to capture the process of the sculpture being taken into the sky by the birds.
This piece is part of our upcoming exhibition, 'Arterial Motives'... about which more soon. Parker has installed it a month prior to the opening, as photographs of bird activity are to form part of the Arterial Motives exhibition. Watch this space, and come by to watch some birds.
The artist, on his inspiration for the work:
"Where do "we" end, and where does "nature" begin? We are all carbon-based life forms... the materials of our body have been around for millions of years - they just assembled into the form of our body for a while ... later they will take other forms. Since that will happen, why not enjoy the thought that we could be carried into the sky by the birds? In the words of poet Robinson Jeffers:
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