Flock the Optic

  • Flock the Optic

    Flock the Optic

    The artist collective Flock the Optic was invited to participate in the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project at WheatonArts. Here we see WheatonArts Glass Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion, assisted by resident artists Phillip King and Madeline Almeida, hand shaping an oversized glass goose egg made by the WheatonArts Glass Studio for Flock the Optic’s collaborative outdoor installation.

  • Flock the Optic

    Flock the Optic

    The artist collective Flock the Optic was invited to participate in the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project at WheatonArts. Here we see WheatonArts Glass Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion maintaining working temperature on an oversized glass goose egg made by the WheatonArts Glass Studio for Flock the Optic’s collaborative outdoor installation.

  • Flock the Optic Abram Deslauriers

    Flock the Optic Abram Deslauriers

    The artist collective Flock the Optic was invited to participate in the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project at WheatonArts. Here we see DJABC (Abram Deslauriers) hanging kinetic bird sculptures as part of Flock the Optic’s collaborative installation.

  • Flock the Optic David King

    Flock the Optic David King

    The artist collective Flock the Optic was invited to participate in the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project at WheatonArts. Here we see MC Mummbles (David King) hanging kinetic bird sculptures as part of Flock the Optic’s collaborative installation.

  • Flock the Optic Liesl Schubel

    Flock the Optic Liesl Schubel

    The artist collective Flock the Optic was invited to participate in the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project at WheatonArts. Here we see Stitch (Liesl Schubel) arranging a mirror as part of Flock the Optic’s collaborative installation.

Flock the Optic

Flock the Optic consists of three individuals brought together under extraordinary circumstances. ABC was a small time DJ working on a Peruvian alpaca farm, spinning both the finest yarn and the phattest beats. Stitch was born under a chromoly moon in a freight car, and made her living patching clothing for wanderlusty buskers traveling west. Mummbles emerged from the swamplands of Western Dakota with a rapid comprehension of 90s magic-eye posters, which garnered him county wide fame. The Flock met one mid-morning in the flatlands of the Skagit Valley, each arriving independently in response to a newspaper advertisement for experienced astrologists. As they approached each other, an instantaneous rainbow aura appeared around the trio, highlighting them in an intense spectrum wash, as a flock of snow geese flew silently overhead. The trio was momentarily released from gravity and floated together. Since that day they have been linked telepathically, ornithologically, and chromologically.

 Flock the Optic are:

Abram Deslauriers (DJABC)

David King (MC Mummbles)

Liesl Schubel (Stitch)