The Great Speckled Bird
The Great Speckled Bird: almost always Sunday Paper was a site specific project in which I created and distributed 7 issues of a limited edition hand drawn and collaged artist newspaper to residents and fellow community members each Sunday during an artist residency, attempting to connect Chashama’s artist community and the local small town community of PIne Plains, NY.
A Sunday paper is news to linger with, enjoy, thumb through casually, or thoroughly. It can challenge you with a puzzle, insights of the week, current events, personal interviews, sports, recipes and feature articles of discovery, science, weather or personal accounts and reactions.
A distribution route was designed and copying was resourced within the parameters of the town's services. This organic unchoreographed performance was created when the papers were distributed and the residents had time in their day to browse, read and converse.