Language of the Birds
There is a permanent site-specific sculptural installation for the public plaza on the corner of Broadway, Grant and Columbus Streets, San Francisco. Located specifically at the New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant building, Dorka Keehn created a mural called Language of the Birds. Historically “the language of the birds” was considered a divine language birds used to communicate with the initiated. Here, a flock of books takes off from the plaza to fly the urban gullies of the city. The fluttering books have left a gentle imprint of words beneath them. These serendipitously configured bits of local literature reveal the layering of culture, nature, and consciousness.