Artist's description:

I like to construct strange interactions between ceramic birds and manmade environments to create improbable scenarios about how these symbols of nature are reproduced, consumed and then discarded.
I work by compiling groups of images and artifacts, and then I combine the separate elements to form a tableau that becomes a part of a bigger theme or story.
The birds are all found and discarded objects. The background collages are from old anatomy books and “how to” taxidermy manuals. The theater sets are from toy packaging or cut- out books. I compose all the pieces in an old built- in which creates boxed boundaries.
These distilled lifes represent a collision of perceptions that I have formed about the way that nature and wildlife have been reduced to a commodity in the form of a curio or trinket. I find birds an especially powerful symbol of nature because they evoke flight, freedom and fear.
All the images are digital photographs that have been cropped, sized and color enhanced through Photoshop. The photographs are available as signed limited addition 16x24 unframed prints, and are printed on an Epson ink jet printer on Hahnemuhle photo rag 308 paper.

Materials used:

Toy Box, ceramic bird, bolts. Digital photograph printed on paper.

bolted (2011)


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This artwork is sold by Kerry Davis from United States

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