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What cheer! What cheer!, 2011

Engraved stone.

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Bird mnemonics are phrases used by bird-watchers to help identify birds by song or call. In order to accurately convey a birdsong's rhythm and overall sound, many bird mnemonics combine words in a nonsensical, whimsical, and amusing manner.

For What cheer! What cheer!, I selected mnemonics for birds found in Riverwood and engraved them on stones placed throughout the park. The birds themselves are not named, making the mnemonics all the more puzzling and mysterious.

Supported by the Ontario Arts Council
The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $21.3 million in visual arts throughout Canada.

Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 21,3 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans les arts visuels à travers le Canada.