Monday morning brought with it the joyous arrival of three little eaglets, nestled comfortably in their cozy nest, under the watchful gaze of their Eagle foster mother or father (Calder never really made that clear) in Belltown's Olympic Sculpture Park.
The eaglets' birth parent(s) - we'll assume father(s) - were nowhere to be found, leaving behind only a small sign which read Eaglets - Mixed Media - 2007 and the initials pdl, accompanied by the ASL symbols for each letter. This stylized attribution leads the Bent to believe local performance art trio Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley, and Greg Lundgren, also known collectively as Vital 5 Productions, are responsible for this gift of life.
But one can't be sure. Just last week, the trio, decked out in berets, were in Tacoma impersonating collaborative artists SuttonBeresCuller as they anonymously installed their own Ship in A Bottle at TAM. But that's a different story.
It's entirely possible that SBC sired the Eaglets and are impersonating-in-absentia (is that possible?) the apparently attributed acronymic parents. DNA sampling doesn't quite work in this really-mixed-media world. Maybe we could check for paint chips under fingernails to find out who's parenting, or performing, whom.
UPDATE: PDL acknowledges paternity in Seattle PI
UPDATE: 02/20 - after being buffeted about and knocked from their nest by recent wind and rain, the eaglets have been moved indoors and are under the foster care of SAM conservators.