Darwin Tweets; Birds Speak

As I explore evolution as a theme for my mixed media art, I learned that the same gene that’s switched on when baby birds learn to sing is switched on when humans learn to talk. When I told a friend this, he asked: So you’re going to do a picture of Darwin going “tweet”?

The other way around, I said.

This is something of a prototype – I’m experimenting with other ways to temporarily attach magnetic poetry – such as cutting a speech balloon from magnetic paper, using magnetic paper, rare earth magnets or cut metal.

I have in mind that people would feel invited to move the words around.

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