Weaving together autumn leaves collected from ground, I constructed a bird’s nest in recognition of the migratory and local birds that make their home at Wave Hill in the Bronx. Each leaf is inscribed with the name of a bird and its country of origin. Two speakers are installed in the space above the nest, projecting the songs of local and migrating birds. Open Sky also offers a larger narrative about the migration of people, while underscoring Wave Hill’s character as an ideal environment for birds and a place of refuge along their journey.

Site-specific installation for “Call and Response” at Wave Hill, celebrating 10 years of Sun Room Project Space exhibitions.

Title: Open Sky

Medium: dried leaves and speakers

Size sculpture: 15 x 15 x 4 inches

Year: 2017

In situs installation at Wave Hill Art Center, NY

Photo credit: Stefan Hagen