November 01, 2008

falling Bird Installation


This installation is about the absence of songbirds. It addresses the occasions when birds in the thousands have fallen from the sky due to environmental pollutants, mass toxic spills, war (during bombings, many birds drop from the sky in flames); and other tales of apprehension. This event has been reported around the world, repeatedly, and increasing frequency over the past 50 years. The reoccurring use of tissue is a reference to our skin and the thin membranes that all living things have. They define our form from the outside world, but are otherwise totally permeable. The work also addresses this veiled force of accumulation, and how pesticides conceal their malice behind the color white

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