David A. Parker in Street Road Artists Space's Arterial Motives exhibition

KKAP gallery artist,  is appearing in Street Road Artists Space's Arterial Motives exhibitionthis summer. Opening Reception: May 31st, 1PM - 5PM. On view: May 31 - October 31, 2014.



"Street Road Artists Space presents Arterial Motives, an exhibition of artworks from four continents, all of which highlight a fundamental issue of contemporary life in our increasingly car-centric world: automotive traffic." - Learn more from the site  



"Enskyment" features a cast of the artist's head made from seeds.  A motion-triggered camera takes photos of birds that stop by for a meal.  The goal is to capture the process of the form being taken into the sky.   


Where do "we" end, and "the world" begins? We are all carbon-based life forms... the materials of our body have been around for millions of years - they just assembled into the form of this body for a while... later they will take other forms.  Since that will happen, why not enjoy the thought that we could be carried into the sky by the birds?  In the words of poet Robinson Jeffers:


"What a sublime end of one's body, what an enskyment; what a life after death." [Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/robinson-jeffers/vulture/ ] 

- David A. Parker