The LANGUAGE OF WATCHING

The Language of Watching is a multifaceted project began in July 2015 during my time as the Artist-in-Residence at Constellation Studios, an independent community print studio in Lincoln, Nebraska owned and operated by Karen Kunc. The project is informed by my research into the social/political ramifications of bird representations in field guides, the history and culture of birdwatching, and the relationships between birdwatchers and birds, and more broadly speaking, between humans and the natural environment. FLOCKa socially engaged art project, has evolved since 2015 to include over 200 community participants across the US. In a socially engaged art project, the "art" is considered to be the interactions between participant-viewers & the artist. In my practice, I often make imagery or objects with participants as a mean to facilitate a shared dialogue about our connections to nature. You can find out more about each of the works in The Language of Watching below.  

FLOCKSocially Engaged Project, 2015-present

HOW TO SPEAK TO BIRDS, Artist's Book, 2018

BIRD SONG BROADSIDES, Letterpress Print Series, 2018

BRIGHT CROWNSArtist's Book, 2016

A SURVEY OF POPULAR BIRDS & THEIR BEHAVIORS, Artist's Book, 2015

SHENANDOAH, Letterpress Print Series, 2015

 Participants and birdwatchers Jason St. Sauver and Jonathan F. Walz along with members of Karen Kunc's family at the FLOCK Print Action, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE July 2015

Participants and birdwatchers Jason St. Sauver and Jonathan F. Walz along with members of Karen Kunc's family at the FLOCK Print Action, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE July 2015