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San Francisco’s ‘Language of the birds’

18 Jul

I recently, serendipitously, came across an inspiring sculpture in San Francisco, called the ‘language of the birds.’ It had been commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, and is located very close to a landmark bookstore, City Lights. Created by two artists, Brian Goggin with Dorka Keehn, they describe it as:

“a flock of twenty-three sculpted illuminated books, which appear to have just taken flight from the plaza like pigeons scared up by a passer by.”

Words on the pavement appear to have dropped off the books!

In a city named after St. Francis of Assisi, I couldn’t help but notice the thematic homage to someone who was said to have been be fond of (and communicated with) birds.

 
 

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