Vega Estates, Illinois
Birds Having Sex No. 1, ink on paper
View of birds
View of moon and the night sky (rubber curtain)
Birds Having Sex No. 3, ink on paper
It is awkward for the bodies of birds to have sex, to align holes amongst the wings and tails. It happens quickly but perhaps with many attempts.
In thinking about these awkward bodies in such fleeting moments of union, images of birds having sex were downloaded from the internet and then drawn in ink on paper. The drawings are meant to slow down the moment of copulation and put the bodies at ease, with grace and perhaps pleasure.
In Kissing Sisyphus, the drawings are lit by the light of the moon, or reflected light, and accompanied by birds. A rubber night sky curtains the window.