The Birdbrain Variations

The Birdbrain Variations. Four silkscreen prints. 60 x 85 cm. Edition of 50.

On the wall behind the porcelain and stoneware pieces are four silkscreen prints based on the Allen Ginsberg poem, "Birdbrain!" written in Dubrovnik in December, 1980. The prints progress from left to right. No. 1 is a redacted version of Ginsberg's poem. No. 2 shows the blacked-out redacted sections overwritten in white by "updated" lines tailored to address the current environment in which "birdbrains" rule the waves. No. 3 adds a few editorial corrections in blue and red, and the last print in the series, "Allegro Ma Non Troppo", replaces the previous variations by a musical score.