A meditation on watching bird migration at sunrise. Of 338 bird species categorized as arctic-tropical migrators, 333 have been recorded in Texas, and habitats found particularly in the upper coast of Texas are extremely important to birds traveling the Central Flyway. Though reasons for migration vary by species, signals to begin and navigate the migration path are deeply connected to the earth's natural forces, including topography, waterways, wind, and climate. Large flocks of small animals take flight in patterns and rhythms so calculated they seem rehearsed.
Installation designed and built as part of Natural Forces, an immersive group show curated by HIVE Arts Collective in Austin, TX.
February 2018 10'x10'x10' approximate dimensions Fabric, acrylic paint, paper, twine, china marker, synthetic grass
All photos by Olivia Vale.
First Blush Zine
a zine of early mornings written + illustrated by clare drummond
"Jordan Year is seven songs written, recorded, and performed mostly while we were 23. Our cats Carmen and Carl adorn the cover, deftly connecting for the alley-oop slam. It may only be worth 2 points on the scoreboard, but some moments are so much more." - Hunter Jones