September 27, 2022


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Birds Swoop and Swell into Imagined Inky Murmurations in


#Fiona Watson

August 24, 2022

Grace Ebert

“The Murmuration Tree.” All visuals © Fiona Watson, shared with authorization

“Biology is a quite visual science—macro and microscopically,” suggests Fiona Watson. The Scotland-centered artist channels her track record in this field into a multi-media exercise that spans photography, portray, land artwork, and printmaking. Observation, interpretation, and creative imagination by way of crucial pondering are fundamental in both the sciences and artwork, and Watson harnesses these competencies to produce etchings of murmurations that mimic birds’ paths as they swoop by way of the sky. Collective flights “are remarkable both of those metaphorically as shapeshifters occupying the area involving heaven and earth and biologically as hundreds of organisms moving as 1,” she tells Colossal.

Starting with a digital sketch, Watson imagines numerous phenomenological patterns that she then interprets to a copper plate applying wax resists and acids. After inking the drawing, she sends it as a result of the etching push, a system applied for hundreds of years.

The artist performs out of the Glasgow Print Studio and has a new piece in the future 50th-anniversary exhibition. Investigate extra of her observe on her site and Instagram. (by using Women’s Art).


“The Persistence of Sound”

“Dark Sun Murmuration”

“And Then Tunes Crammed the Air”

“The Kindness of Trees”

“First There is a Mountain”

“Once On a River”

“The Waggle Dance”

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