November 16, 2016

Something about sighting birds is magical. Birds with their ability to fly seem to have a freedom that we do not. They appear and disappear, as if they can enter and leave the world we share at will. Imagining this kind of existence, I feel exhilaration and also fear. What would it be like to fly away? What if you could not find your way back? What if you could find your way but choose not to? Bird Stories ©1986, an installation of side bound artists’ books features an image of a bird on each cover. Inside is a remembrance of seeing each specific variety of bird. Below each book is a strip of paper featuring an embossed single word. The text reads: Gravity Ruin Shadows Weakness.  

  

     

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SECOND SIGHT is a 24 month project to revisit, reconnect, and share 30+ years of my own studio work (drawing, works on paper, artists books, installations) and featuring work, ephemera and  projects of other artists that have enriched my personal and working life over this time period.

 

Via weekly posts that move forward by linking some aspect of the previous post to the current one and using tags as a creative way to search the ongoing entries – Second Sight will grow into an alternative archive.

 

I invite you to join me at any and all points during this probably odd but hopefully compelling voyage.

Finding Connections in a Drawn World

KATE KERN  Visual Artist