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3. Swarm Theory: A pale murder 2014 by Sera Waters

3. Swarm Theory: A pale murder  2014

Clay, handmade glow in the dark beads, beads, cotton, lycra, paint

variable dimensions

At home, a year ago, we witnessed a murder of crows. They met one by one on top of the roof of the house behind ours. They flew in, one, ten, twenty-five, perhaps fifty or more until the roof was covered with black moving and cawing shadows. This was premeditated, a prearranged meeting, some plotting to be done. They stayed, conversed in their crow ways, then flew off with a bird’s eye view of what was to be done.

 

Photo Grant Hancock