Moonbird. October 2016. Several Moonbirds have been last seen in 2006 in Williamsburg South 3rd street, corner of White Street – I was approached by a German publisher to illustrate a book called Paradise of False Birds (Paradies der falschen Vögel) by Wolfgang Hildesheimer. It is a picturesque novel about forgery in the art world and a society completely fake and false. I chose to take the title literally and came up with the encyclopedia of false birds and pretended it was found in that book. Each bird I invented has a bizarre twist and some place in my own biography. Among them: chainarmour owl, fountainbird, hairy stingbird and moonbird.