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MUDBIRD - Theresa & Sparrow Byrnes - 2015

2015 - a performance about death, life & renewal by Theresa & Sparrow Byrnes

I am death

I am mother

my child is life

we are the cycle

we play in the stardust.

Video - Kevin O’hanlon

Soundtrack - Ian Plowman

Still Photography - Rainer Hosch

Assistants - Luis Mendez, Lorraine Byrnes, Donea Allen,

Domo Castiglia, Roberta Bennett, Wilma Flowers.


pigment sponsored by GUERRA PAINT & PIGMENT CO.

Move performance bed

on the lawn under the tree

lay down paper, wet sheet thrown down & hair on bed - all wet down

I am carried out & placed on the paper

feathers, hair & dirt are sprinkled on me & on the paper

my hair is matted with mud & twisted out - meduca like

ink bottles & mud buckets are placed around me.

Sparrow, my 19 month old son is brought to me

Sparrow & I make a painting & play

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MUDBIRD - Theresa & Sparrow Byrnes - 2015
RH_TB_2015_16.jpg
RH_TB_2015_87.jpg
RH_TB_2015_89.jpg
RH_TB_2015_120.jpg
RH_TB_2015_154.jpg
RH_TB_2015_164.jpg
RH_TB_2015_226.jpg
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RH_TB_2015_276.jpg
RH_TB_2015_316.jpg
RH_TB_2015_342.jpg
RH_TB_2015_382.jpg
RH_TB_2015_386.jpg
RH_TB_2015_396.jpg
RH_TB_2015_396.jpg
RH_TB_2015_458.jpg
RH_TB_2015_474.jpg
RH_TB_2015_479.jpg
RH_TB_2015_604.jpg
RH_TB_2015_622.jpg
RH_TB_2015_623.jpg
RH_TB_2015_626.jpg
RH_TB_2015_708.jpg
MUDBIRD - Theresa & Sparrow Byrnes - 2015

2015 - a performance about death, life & renewal by Theresa & Sparrow Byrnes

I am death

I am mother

my child is life

we are the cycle

we play in the stardust.

Video - Kevin O’hanlon

Soundtrack - Ian Plowman

Still Photography - Rainer Hosch

Assistants - Luis Mendez, Lorraine Byrnes, Donea Allen,

Domo Castiglia, Roberta Bennett, Wilma Flowers.


pigment sponsored by GUERRA PAINT & PIGMENT CO.

Move performance bed

on the lawn under the tree

lay down paper, wet sheet thrown down & hair on bed - all wet down

I am carried out & placed on the paper

feathers, hair & dirt are sprinkled on me & on the paper

my hair is matted with mud & twisted out - meduca like

ink bottles & mud buckets are placed around me.

Sparrow, my 19 month old son is brought to me

Sparrow & I make a painting & play

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