Warming Murres

(Murres are seabirds that breed on the coast of the northern Pacific oceans )


Scientists have discovered that when birds fly in murmuration (tight formation), they often organize into groups of seven birds to escape predation. These seven birds have magnetic energy between them; that is how they connect to the next seven. In scientific studies of this magnetic field, the basic shape is a V form. The leader is the point of the V and drops back when tired, and another bird takes their place as they fly.

This is a beautiful theme for this series of Lightbirds.Magnetic energy equals attuning to collective action. This innate sense leads to finding and organizing with thosewe are attuned to, and we take turns leading and dropping back to rest. This small group system is necessary to shift the power structure of our environment.


Light bird mirror projections that move with the arc of the sun.


Using the sun's movement to generate shadows and silhouettes, I am currently etching with light and line on an architecturalscale. These studies, both time-based and static, move in three dimensions. The drawings on the glass reflect and transmit light to combine with line and texture. 

These images are of assemblages of projected light, drawing on glass, photograms, and scoured mirrors

The morning eastern sun moves in an arc from my west-to-north studio walls.
Reflections are created with mirrors and stencils.