Magnetic Poetry

I was working on a piece representing the idea that the same gene that is switched on when baby birds are learning to sing is the one that’s switched on when humans are learning language. Then I had the idea of having words come from the bird’s mouth – and then I had the idea of having the magnetic words interactive – i.e. mounted on metal. This is a prototype, but I’m rather pleased at how it’s coming along.

This is one I started a year ago. I feel it looks either underwater or in outerspace and made me think of Avatar: I see you.  I may yet use I see you (or eye sea yew) but for some as yet unknown reason, these 4 words seemed to fit.

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