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Birdness No. 1: One Second of an Anna's Hummingbird, 2010




Birdness Series No. 1 and No. 2 experiment with a different way of experiencing "Bird" -- Instead of looking at them (or listening to them), I try to “be the bird” as I draw... Using 2 pencils I emulate each the bird species wing-speed in the diameter of their wingspan. I can't move as fast as them (humming birds flap about 80 times a second), but I try… Each drawing has the wing-movement marks of the time period listed (so one second of a humming bird will have 80 circular marks, etc.) Birdness Series No. 1 drawings depict One second of Humming Bird flight of 12 different species on diptychs on Kitakata paper, 12 x 18” Inquire about others from the series, or about framing them.

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18.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 in | 45.72 x 30.48 x 2.54 cm

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Chashama Space to Work - B17
140 1st Avenue Brooklyn Army Terminal , Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Chashama Space to Work - B17
140 1st Avenue Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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