Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

People ask me how I know which crows are female and which are male. This is likely a result of the titles of my works - I often assign gender to "my" birds. The truth is I have no idea whatsoever how to tell and I suspect it would involve a more sophisticated observation than the one I am able to do on the side of the road.

The only explanation I can offer is that, very much like the inspiration of my work, there's less logic and more gut feeling. I discover, observe, envision, calculate, concoct and brew up stories about my beloved feathered friends. In the titles, I often cover the current weather, admit songs I'm listening to and embrace the mood with which the crows received me - or didn't.