Meditations on Paper
A dead bird is both exquisite and tragic. Holding the delicate body of a bird and being able to examine it up close offers an extraordinary view of some of the tiniest world travellers. Birds abound in mythology and folklore and many have been attributed with magic or foreboding. These prints examine the beauty of a dead bird as an object and also encourage the viewer to think about the nature of our relationship and impact on birds and other animals as wilderness areas and natural habitat disappear.
The title of this series relates to a series of questions that I endeavour to answer as I work with this subject matter: Is our true love for the natural world dead? Do birds love? How is it we can mourn the loss of birds as species but not as individuals? How do birds experience the loss of a “loved” one?