This blog is a place where I share ideas, experiences, reflections, plans, theories, schemes and speculations about art. It owes its title to a poem by Dorothy Porter. Birds (especially parrots and lorikeets) were a recurrent theme in her work. With their raucous voices and irreverent behaviour I often feel these birds are my kin. I am a visual artist practising mostly in the mediums of printmaking, sculpture and drawing and the blurry places between these mediums. My art is a conversation with the world and this blog is part of that conversation.