cloud factory

the covid years

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such a long long time ...

a wandering ::: an absence :::

across the pale sky

an electric spider

from blue atlas: field notes

  • this work is an absence diorama
  • a bird a map a web ...
  • not a picture of a bird
  • but the gears spark beak motion
  • memory feather archive
  • this is a knapsack of artifacts
  • recorded sound
  • woven fragments
  • diagrams equations texts codes
  • a telegram a spell
  • metal against metal lament
  • wind through pipeline lament
  • electric static powerline lament
  • broken chain bicycle rusted lament
  • grief of forsaken bicycle
  • the lad leapt jumped he climbed & flew
  • boy bicycle metal ladder sky
  • parched field rib furrow empty silo
  • river scraping rocks
  • starfish boiled sun stone ink rock
  • grief alphabet grief hieroglyph grief bird
  • harsh rim of heat
  • smoke heavy cloud no rain fire cloud
  • wave no hill boatless body far below the land
  • grief beak wing cyclone metal shack
  • egret ancient iron pump dry well cry
  • a season a year a geologic burial
  • the buzz a din scrape pitch bent friction
  • sunlit dust storm
  • the cellar the throat the land
  • that hum the buzz insect wing no insect sand
  • no bird but asphalt roof
  • cellophane & wind
  • no moth but flame a howl


Kathy McTavish is a fiscal year 2022 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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