Artist's description:

This piece was created in reaction to the story of the establishment of the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, TX. Referencing the Audubon Society's focus on birds, I wanted to present a nest with a symbolic egg. The egg, as the title suggests is a metaphor for the African American community of Pleasant Grove/ Deadwood emerging victorious, reclaiming the neighborhood despite unimaginable obstacles in the way, including white flight, illegal dumping, a segregated housing market and even push back from the City of Dallas. Usually attributed to an era before 1964, the anti-black initiatives enacted in Pleasant Grove were far more current: the illegal dumping being established (through city authorized permits) in 1985, the dump officially closed in 1997. The Trinity River Audubon Center was an agreed upon compromise as a means to cover up and terraform the massive trash heap because the city could not afford the $100 million price tag to remove the trash.

Materials used:

wax, paper, fabric, wool, sisal, wood,

Nascency (2016)


  • Artwork description
  • Shipping
  • Returns and refunds
    We want you to love your art! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it free within 14 days, no questions asked. Learn more

This artwork is sold by Stacy Tompkins from United States

Would you like 10% off?