Shore birds figure prominently in the recent work of sculptor Bill Rogers and 2-D artist Sarah Morrison. Patient and sharp-eyed gleaners, they are specialists in the mundane and easily overlooked. A willet can spot a cockle or limpet and open it up to reveal something alive and sustaining. In this way, he functions as both model and role-model for the artists.
Bill combed the beach rendering plein-air birds and flora in baling wire. The work is simply line drawings in steel, guided by the forms of nature and the flow of the medium.
Bill’s found-object assemblages are the product of his urban gleanings, detritus left exposed to the elements and to speeding vehicles. Each found object wears its story on its face, and together they describe an arc across their past.
For more information about Bill Rogers, please visit his website.