Murder of Crows
I have a fascination with dark lyrics, bright music and word play. This piece began with Tom Lehrer's "Rickety Tickety Tin." It is a horrifically murderous faux Irish ditty set to a charming little tune. (A friend of the family taught it to me when I was about 8. I took delight in singing it to my slightly squeamish mother!)
Even though this piece is in no way lighthearted, the above was probably the seed that grew into it so very many years ago!
Published in ArtOrder's "INSPIRED" (2015)
|12"x18" open edition|
|8"x10" open edition|
"About a maid I'll sing a song,
About a maid I'll sing a song
Who didn't have her family long.
Not only did she do them wrong,
She did ev'ryone of them in, them in,
She did ev'ryone of them in."
- Tom Lehrer