Birdsong for Wiley, 2020

Birdsong for Wiley, Sited at Peoria Public Library, Peoria, AZ, 2020.

"Birdsong for Wiley" is a lark and a fantasy. Like Edward Hick's "Peaceable Kingdom", here the Coyote lays down with the Roadrunner, taking a break from his scripted role.

The title refers to Wile E. Coyote, the antagonist of the Roadrunner, but also gives a nod to William T. Wiley, the West Coast Funk artist who had an outsized influence on my own work.