London Dada Work No. 528; Eerie Rock Chick

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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.

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Signed edition Giclees of this Work finally scheduled for release May 2017
London Dada Archives / Investments