we’re not human, 2015.
This newest stitch was made for a friend + was inspired by the song “Birdland” by Patti Smith.
Let the ship slide open and we’ll go inside of it
Where we are not human, we’re not human.
The song itself was inspired by the memoirs of Peter Reich, “A Book of Dreams.” Reich’s father was a controversial psychiatrist and inventor in the late 1940s who was imprisoned for his work, dying in prison a year later. The moment described in the song comes after his death, when Peter, a teenager at the time, imagines seeing his father return to him in a UFO.
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