The drawings in this chapbook are visual footnotes to the kinetic sculptures presented in Migration. Most of the images originate from biology textbooks and map animal behavior such as flocking. A few of the images are my own composite drawings. I wanted to explore how these diagrams illustrate a tension between rhythm and stasis. Both Migration and its related imagery utilize the egg as a potent symbol of biological imperative, desire, creativity, and potential. The project as a whole exploits the contradiction between the delicate graphing of physical laws, and their subjects, which express the roughshod, involuntary forces of nature. This tenuous balance between what is possible to explain and what is inexplicable is embodied in the act of flight.
All work copyright Heather Cox.