"Morning Flower" is a limited edition collaboration between Itasca and Gunnar Tchida, released in a cassette edition of 200 on Dove Cove records in February 2018.
All of the artwork and titles for "Morning Flower" are by Wyoming-based poet, artist and ecologist, Gunnar Tchida. An art school drop out, she began her studies at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and left in her final year to complete a BS in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana. Using poetry, sculpture, video and ephemera designed for wide circulation, her practice is both citational and confessional, melding personal disclosure with an inquiry into radical new ecologies.
Poetry collections and artist books include "Road Ecology" (forthcoming, Ginny Projects), "Shadow of a Butterfly on My Hand in a Leather Glove" (2016), "Laying Down the Line" (2015, Rock Bottom Press), "Itch Corridor" (2015) and "LADYRIDER" (2014). Her work has been exhibited at Kimberly-Klark Gallery (Queens), Orgy Park (Brooklyn), and Ginny Projects (London). As an avian ecologist, she has presented her original research on avian flight ontogeny to the American Ornithological Society and the Canadian Ornithological Society.
Cassette is available for purchase here: