OF BIRDS AND FISHES / OVER VISSEN EN VOGELS

Klaartje Berkelmans (Netherlands), Caroline Ellerbeck, (Netherlands), Gracia Haby (Australia), Alexandra Hedberg (Sweden), Francis Kilian (Netherlands), Kitty Kilian (Netherlands), Inge Koenen (Netherlands), Aris Moore (USA), Juliana Salcedo (Spain), Titi Zaadnoordijk (Netherlands)
Of Birds and Fishes / Over Vissen en Vogels
Traveling within the Netherlands to:
De Scheene Kunstroute, Scherpenzeel (Fr), 12th – 15th August, and 26th – 29th August, 2010; Friesch Grafisch Museum, Joure, 25th September – 13th November, 2010; Drukkerijmuseum Meppel, Meppel, 17th November – 31st December, 2010; Kunst/Werk Lijsten, Utrecht, 3rd January – 13th February, 2011; De Zilverfabriek, Leiden, 1st May – 31st July, 2011

 

Gracia Haby
From this bed, with the wings of a bird, I flew to the sea as I slept last night
2010
Five-colour lithographic offset print on Fabriano bright-white 300gsm paper
Printed by Redwood Prints
Edition of 20 with two artist’s proofs made especially for the collaborative artists' book, Of Birds and Fishes / Over Vissen en Vogels

 

This work, especially made for my part of Of Birds and Fishes, is a printed collage piece called From this bed, with the wings of a bird, I flew to the sea as I slept last night. In this collage, there features owls, ducks and fish of all sizes. They swim and leap their way throughout the scene dictated by a theatre set by the painter Paul Nash. The set was created for a one-act play, The Truth About the Russian Dancers, written especially for the dancer Tamara Karsavina by J. M. Barrie. The play was first performed in 1920 at the London Colosseum. At the Savoy some six years later, the play was revived, and now it forms the backdrop to my dreams.