The Woodpecker’s Dream, 2013
The Woodpecker’s Dream, 2013 is a two-channel HD video and is part of the ongoing series found birds, 2000 – the present.
After more than a decade shooting found birds, they have begun to come to me as gifts. The first such gift was a bird from a Brooklyn yard, found early one morning by my friend Ellen, who spends a good deal of time tending her small but somehow regal fenced in garden. Many years later, my friend Dawn happened upon a newly dead raven on the roadside in upstate New York. She hastened home for a plastic bag and preserved that majestic creature in her freezer for me until I could come up and fetch it. And most recently my friend Roger came upon this solemn and beautiful red headed woodpecker in the middle of Manhattan. He instantly thought to email me to see if I would like to have it. My friend Lisa froze a small bat for me. I photographed him too, but less successfully.
The Woodpecker’s Dream, 2013 was first shown at Dinter Fine Art Project Room online, May – June, 2014.