Spring is Sprung, the Grass is Riz (I Wonder Where the Birdie is?) is a playful piece reminiscent of a vibrant spring garden. Vivacious coloured flora and a variety of greens create a pageant of liveliness. The interactive component of searching and finding the hidden fantastical birds creates an engaging experience for everyone.
Artists Erin Pankratz and Karen Klassen have based this piece on this sweet and humourous (anonymous) poem that Erin’s late bird-watching father used to recite every spring:
Spring is Sprung, the Grass is Riz
I Wonder Where the Boidie is?
Da boidie he is on da wing!
Ain’t dat absoid, I thought the wing was on da boid?
The work aims to be touchable, spontaneous, and includes nuances that continually draw people in.