Work No. 528, Eerie Rock Chick
c. Michael St.Mark 2011
The unmistakable birdlike shape of this 5ft shard-block of Ordovician slate, along with a mottled assortment
of lichens as feathers adorning its “back”, and surrounded by “eggs or eggshell”; sparked interest during a recent mountain walk.
In addition, severe dichotomy between the naturally ultra-light, exquisitely delicate structure
of the bird form that enables flight ….and this impossibly heavy lump of unquestionably earth-bound
rock assuming its bird-like disguise; create primeval tensions in the intellect and emotions of the viewer and that predate Jeff Koons‘ identical heavy vs. light stainless steel Balloon Dog concept by two years.
Signed edition Giclees of this Work finally scheduled for release May 2017
London Dada Archives / Investments
That’s fantastic, i can’t believe how lifelike it is. It almost appears to be sitting on it’s eggs waiting for them to hatch out, but in reality has been ‘nesting’ for hundreds of years while the colourful lichen continues to touch it’s feathers with shades of yellow/gold. Lovely.
Thank you Mrs B.
Sitting there for hundreds of thousands of years I think, more like.
And still it hasn’t gotten airborne, poor thing.
Never mind, the view from there is distinctly bird’s eye.
The lichen’d slate bird is about five feet in length.
And it fits in the picture ok.
I can ‘see’ it, I’d like to know what size it is, and how it fits, but please don’t go getting angry. More than I could stand right now.