AUGUSTUS UGOTUS, CITIZEN'S UNITED

Along an unpopulated stretch of a Berkshire mountain road I spotted a broken down trailer surrounded by weary looking furniture, some cardboard boxes full of who-knows-what, and a FOR SALE sign. A double row of chairs funneled me to a old trunk full of detritus that looked promising for box construction. The dark haired, mustachioed man sitting in the open door of the trailer seemed to have the unshakable belief that his broken toys were priceless antiques. When I turned to walk away, I noticed an unclothed doll sitting on a chair. Had he been there before?  I asked the price. "Oh you can have him for five bucks,” the man grumbled. When I got back to our cabin, my son and husband took one look at the clown doll and refused to let him in.

 

 29" X 29" X 7.5" unclothed doll, circus toys, wooded game figures in an old sandbox

29" X 29" X 7.5"
unclothed doll, circus toys, wooded game figures in an old sandbox

 MURMURATION TRIPTYCH 23" x 23" x 2.75" each  For many years, we have seen flocks of Starlings sweeping over the Route 3 highway. They seem to like this spot and are fascinating to watch, but they are nothing compared to the flocks in Italy, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Thousands of starlings will fly and swoop making patterns in the sky before they settle down for the night.  …the birds are part of a dynamic system in which the parts combine to make a whole with emergent properties—and a murmuration results.  – Barbara King, anthropology professor   Murmuration  is my tribute to these events.

MURMURATION TRIPTYCH
23" x 23" x 2.75" each

For many years, we have seen flocks of Starlings sweeping over the Route 3 highway. They seem to like this spot and are fascinating to watch, but they are nothing compared to the flocks in Italy, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Thousands of starlings will fly and swoop making patterns in the sky before they settle down for the night.

…the birds are part of a dynamic system in which the parts combine to make a whole with emergent properties—and a murmuration results.  – Barbara King, anthropology professor

Murmuration is my tribute to these events.