Call & Response is a series of site responsive soundscape drawings. Read the Full Project Statement Here 

In the spring of 2022 I suffered sudden hearing loss in my left ear. As my hearing slowly returned I became hyper aware of its changing nature and began a practice of listening meditations. These drawings are an extension of that practice.

Situating myself in various gardens I attentively listen to the calls and songs of birds. Using both hands to mirror my left and right ear I responsively make marks corresponding to the sounds I hear, creating an extensive new visual language.

The drawings are based not on what I see, but on what I hear, shifting the relationship of drawing from one that is primarily eye to hand to one that is ear to hand. Weather conditions, time, date and place are noted on the front and, using an ornithology app, the birds heard are identified and recorded on the back.

Collectively these observational studies are a diaristic document of my presence in these spaces. 

Hollins VA, April 24, 2022 ; 3:32-3:49pm
Hollins VA, April 24, 2022 ; 3:51-4:06pm
Hollins VA, April 24, 2022 ; 4:07-4:27pm
Hollins VA April 27, 2022 ; 4:29-4:51 pm
Beale Garden, Hollins VA, May 2, 2022 ; 3:57-4:47pm
Beale Garden, Hollins VA, May 3, 2022 ; 11:20-11:42am
Beale Garden, Hollins VA, May 2, 2022 ; 11:50am-12:11pm
Duchouquet Cottage, Hollins VA, May 4, 2022 ; 12:27-12:49pm
Beale Garden, Hollins VA, May 4, 2022 ; 5:01-5:23pm
Graduate Studies Garden, Hollins VA, May 5, 2022 ; 12:36-12:59pm
Beale Garden, Hollins VA, May 6, 2022 ; 11:59am-12:06pm
Poplar Forest, Lynchburg VA, May 9, 2022 ; 1:39-1:49pm
Beale Garden, Hollins VA, May 11, 2022 ; 5:55-6:15pm
Graduate Studies Garden, Hollins VA, May 12, 2022 ; 12:32-12:53pm
Duchouquet Cottage, Hollins VA, May 12, 2022 ; 1:13-1:34pm
Rockefeller State Park Pleasantville NY, May 17, 2022 ; 9:46-10:08am
Lasdon Arboretum Katonah NY, May 20, 2022 ; 2:57-3:16pm
Somers NY, May 21, 2022 ; 3:08-3:32
Lasdon Arboretum Katonah NY, May 24, 2022 ; 12:32-12:36
Somers NY, May 24, 2022 ; 1:00-1:12pm
Hammond Museum & Japanese Garden North Salem NY May 25, 2022 ; 2:05-2:21pm
Hammond Museum & Japanese Garden North Salem NY May 25, 2022 ; 2:29-2:45pm
Hammond Museum & Japanese Garden North Salem NY May 25, 2022 ; 2:54-3:10pm
Quogue NY, May 29, 2022 ; 3:18-3:39pm
Somers NY, June 6, 2022 ; 4:30-4:51pm
Somers NY, June 8, 2022 ; 7:42-8:01am
Rockefeller State Park Pleasantville NY, June 8, 2022 ; 3:45-4:01pm
Lasdon Arboretum Katonah NY, June 10, 2022 ; 3:17-3:39pm
Hammond Museum & Japanese Garden North Salem NY June 11, 2022 ; 12:12-12:35pm
Hammond Museum & Japanese Garden North Salem NY June 11, 2022 ; 12:46-1:08pm