Kerry Ware: Bird Island
April 9th, 2017 - May 21st, 2017
"For the past few years I have been not only walking my dogs in Baywood Park but also documenting the images and sounds. It has been hard to ignore the patterns of bird behavior over the two islands in Biscayne Bay. Early in the morning during the winter months the sound of the birds on the islands can be overwhelming. They fly just above the water, moving back and forth, eventually creating circular patterns above the islands almost like a cone. With my kayak trips I have been able to get closer.
This show as well as previous work is mostly inspired by these trips; the light, the color, the sounds and the images become an endless source of material. I am mostly a painter but have been drawn towards sound and video as well. My last show at FlowerBox Projects, run by David Marsh, had me drilling a couple thousand holes in the wall to mimic murmuration (a flock of starlings) patterns.
I am not an ecologist, ornithologist or activist. I am only moved by the sensorial experience."