“Byrdes of on Kynde and Color
Flok and Flye Allwayes Together”

was a painting installation, during the "Trust + Mistake"
exhibition curated by Esther Shalev-Gerz
at the Göteborg City Museum in Sweden.

I have worked with abandoned paintings that I have found and collected. The author still remains unknown to me. When I started painting on the canvasses, I had an uncontrollable feeling of doing something wrong, a bit like burning a book, throwing photographs away or dismantling an old camera. I have left the original oil painting appear through the bars of the cage making difficult to decipher what exactly was painted underneath. Maybe with time, the older layers of paint will resurface.

The title is a citation from the papist satire The Rescuing of the Romish Fox written by William Turner(1545).