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Talking Trees
Karen McCoy with composer Robert Carl

Project commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Kansas City Art Institute, commissioned by the Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2010,

gourds and Longhorn steer horn transformed into sound trumpets for calling and listening, with galvanized steel trumpets, dimensions variable, 22 sound pieces echoing the history of the past 125 years, speakers and solar panels, sound system designed and fabricated by Lief Ellis and Karen McCoy.

Pictured is the site in Marvin Grove, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Sound: Birds - the two state birds, the Eastern Bluebird (MO) and the Western Meadowlark (KS) are heard in a duet.