Birds of America
Dr. Douglas Irene is here to present his lecture entitled, Birds of America, A Brief description of the Birds of America, created by Dr. Douglas Irene. Please do not confuse this with a similarly titled body of work by a certain Audubon, for this lecture is filled with anecdotes and photographs of birds from Dr. Irene’s personal collection. Don’t mind the woman in the photos. That’s merely Margaret, Dr. Douglas Irene’s wife. Douglas and Margaret used to live in a house at the top of a lonely cliff against the soundtrack of a raging sea. Despite their distance from the rest of the world, Margaret never could escape the watchful eye of those birds of America. Poor Margaret.
Cameras soar through miniature scenery and frightful dreamscapes of Birds of America as Miniature Curiosa takes us on a multimedia exploration into scale and suspense.
Funding for Birds of America was also provided by the Robert C. Smith Fund and the Betsy R. Clark Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Photography: Renee Rosensteel; Video: Jeremy Fleishman