Planning for my installation near Mt Colosseum (near Miriam Vale). Red Tail Black cockatoos have been used as weather forecasters forever, particularly for farmers and indigenous communities. Different versions say that the number of Red Tail Black cockies in a flock indicates the number of days before rain, or alternatively, the number of days of rain. Their loud raucous call is attention getting. I completed the birds using wire mesh and the bird call sound/sensor which activated when people approached the installation. Several artists were involved in “Wrapt in Mugul” and an official bus trip was organised for the opening, so that all the ephemeral artists sites could be included on 10th July. Still working out on how to resize the very large file.
Weathers & Feathers
by Lesley Kane | Jun 17, 2021