Call and Response, 2006 installation
An interactive site specific installation consisting of two bark covered
bird blinds facing one another across a stream. Inside the blinds are
squeeze bulbs with brass name plates identifying different bird species
found on site. The squeeze bulbs activate bird whistles whose sound is
projected through brass horns mounted to the outside of the blinds. A
visitor to the blinds can observe the site hidden from view and communicate
to birds as well as to the other blind .
This installation is sited on the grounds
of Evergreen House, the 19th century urban home of an important Baltimore
family now part of Johns Hopkins University. The house holds a collection
of rare ornithological books.