Fly South - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Fly South

Studio Barnes
Wood, paint
24 in. × 24 in. × 24 in.
Bluebell Wood

With playful geometries referencing South Florida’s art deco architecture, Fly South is a nod to the migration patterns of northern birds that often find themselves in sunny Florida during the winter months. Research and design practice Studio Barnes was particularly inspired by the northern cardinal, reflected in the birdhouse’s color palette of reds and pinks.

  • A Black man in a white shirt with a diamond earring

    Studio Barnes investigates the connection between architecture and identity through historical research and design speculation. Mining architecture’s social and political agency, they examine how the built environment influences black domesticity. Their work has been featured in international institutions, most notably the Museum of Modern Art NY, Chicago Architecture Biennial, MAS Context, San Francisco MoMA, LACMA, the Graham Foundation, The New York Times, Architect magazine, DesignMIAMI/ Art Basel, Metropolis magazine, Domus, and Wallpaper* magazine.

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    Instagram: @gmane16

Photo: Blair Reed


Birds and Piano
Michael Penn

This recording from The Birdsong Project was selected to complement this birdhouse.

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