oggs & oology

After charlie and AVIAN came OOlogy: all things egg round o-gg

Need something to wonder with? Try the bird and the snake.

That a creature which soars above is related to the one whose spine guides its legless movement on the ground is an everyday miracle of thought. On the mutability of birds and other creatures is a place to leave from today.

Cinema verité is my guide as I plunge into the archives, a collection of previous fascinations in the form of files and objects and snippets of thought. How to tell a snake egg from that of a bird.

Charlie is the name given to the bird who landed on my shoulder and subsequently lived with me in a small flat in Norwood.

Avian is the name of the street I lived on in Lane Cove Sydney. Anne and I played with emu eggs in the way of art making, more on that later.

As if this were a list with some mundane need to make the inexplicable clear, OOlogy is the now dead and rightly disapproved-of art that collects birds eggs. As crass and diminishing as my explication is, what I hope it might do is sow a seed for further thought about the changing nature of accepatable and unacceptable actions in pursuit of knowing.

In hopes you'll stay with me here (this could take awhile) is the wikipedia entry for 'Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs, nests and breeding behaviour. The word is derived from the Greek oion, meaning egg. Oology can also refer to the hobby of collecting wild birds' eggs, sometimes called egg collecting, birdnesting or egging, which is now illegal in many jurisdictions.'

 This image is a found ling , you might be able to find it's source by using google image search.

This image is a foundling, you might be able to find it's source by using google image search.

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