Mass Migrations is a multifaceted project began in July 2015 during my time as the Artist-in-Residence at Constellation Studios, an independent community print studio in Lincoln, Nebraska owned and operated by Karen Kunc. The project is informed by my research into the social/political ramifications of bird representations in field guides, the history and culture of birdwatching, and the relationships between birdwatchers and birds, and more broadly speaking, between humans and the natural environment. In 2015-2018, the project's socially engaged element, FLOCK involved community participants from Lincoln, NE, Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and students at the University of Tampa in Tampa, FL. In a socially engaged art project, the "art" is the interactions between participants/viewers and the artist. In my practice, I often make imagery or objects with participants, but only as a way to facilitate a shared dialogue about our connections to nature.
FLOCK, Socially Engaged Project, 2015-present
A SURVEY OF POPULAR BIRDS & THEIR BEHAVIORS, Artist's Book, 2015
SHENANDOAH, Letterpress Print Series, 2015
BRIGHT CROWNS, Artist's Book, 2015
HOW TO SPEAK TO BIRDS, Artist's Book, 2018
BIRD SONG BROADSIDES, Letterpress Print Series, 2018