A MEETING OF PARROTS THAT SHOULDN'T

 

Louise Jennison
A meeting of parrots that shouldn't
Concertina artists' book, unique state, pencil on Fabriano bright-white 300gsm paper
2011–2012

 
 

This artists' book features, as title suggests, an assortment of birds not found together in the wild. Made especially for the exhibition By This Unwinking Night, it features a yellow-collared love bird (Agapornis personatus); a Plum-headed parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala); a Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus); a Double-eyed fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma); Eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus); a Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis); and (upon the cover) a Kea (Nestor notabilis).

This artists' book is in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

An unexpected gathering and For Martha is bound in the same fashion.