Klara Hobza

    Exhibition: EAF05: 2005 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2005

    Nay, I’ll Have A Starling, 2005

    Wood, steel

    Overall dimensions variable

    Nay, I'll Have a Starling is an installation based on 18th Century illustrations of bird traps from a German manual on how to recognize, catch and tame wild birds. It references a group of birds that were transported from England to the US in the 1890s as a sampling of all the bird species mentioned in Shakespeare's plays. Included in the shipment were 80 Starlings that were released in Central Park. Since that time, Starlings have bred very successfully, multiplying to a current population of over 200 million.
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