The Bird Foley Vortex



©Robert Emmett McWhorter

This is a piece that sat unfinished for a long, long time. The pencil sketch, and pen and ink were completed in 2010, I believe, and some smatterings of color were added a little at a time. A black and white version of this work appears in Meowing on the Answering Machine.
It was such a chore to get the first parts of this done, I was still under some sort of curse that made producing any visual artworks a tedious and dreadful undertaking for a good decade or two.
That weight, that dread, has lifted, but I can’t say why or where it went. But, I’m glad it left. Most of the coloring for this piece over the last three or four days.


A Stolen Pause

‘At night I might climb up the sign above the bowling alley or the bars announcing birthday specials and the drink of the day and when to show up for karaoke. I stuffed their transparent tiles into my coat pocket.’ ~MEOWING ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE, ‘The Comma Sutra’