Mynah Words

Mixed media (stainless steel, ultra-violet reactive acrylic. light source)

Mynah Words was inspired by Munro’s first visit to the Aviary at Waddesdon Manor, which houses the famous Rothschild Mynahs, an endangered species named after the naturalist Walter, 2nd Lord Rothschild, which are successfully bred at Waddesdon.

Ultra-violet tubes suspended from the ceiling of the Aviary act as perches for a series of acrylic ‘speech bubbles’. The glow cast from the tubes light up the epithets, which in themselves are a humorous response to the chattering of the Mynahs.

 

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